of the highest? Zeus is inflamed by passion's dartfor you and is eager to unite with you in love. Do not, my child, spurn the bed of Zeus, but go forth to Lerna's meadow land of pastures deep and to your father's flocks and where his cattle feed, so that the eye of Zeus may find respite from its longing.”
By such dreams was I, to my distress, beset night after night, until at last I gained courage to tell my father of the dreams that haunted me. And he sent many a messenger to Pytho and Dodona so that he might discoverwhat deed or word of his would find favor with the gods. But they returned with report of oracles, riddling, obscure, and darkly worded. Then at last there came an unmistakable utterance to Inachus, charging and commanding him clearly thathe must thrust me forth from home and native land to roam at large to the remotest confines of the earth; and, if he would not, a fiery thunderbolt would come from Zeus that would utterly destroy his whole race.
ak. But if you have told all, grant us in turn the favor we request—you probably have it still in memory.
She has now heard the full end of her travels; yet so she may know that she has heard no vain tale from me,I will describe the toils she has endured before she came here, giving this as a sure proof of my account.
Most of the weary tale I shall leave out and come to the very close of your wanderings.
For when you reached the Molossian plainsand the sheer ridge that encircles Dodona, where lies the prophetic seat of Thesprotian Zeus and that marvel, passing all belief, the talking oaks, by which you clearly, and in no riddling terms, were saluted as the renownedbride-to-be of Zeus （is any of this pleasing to you?）, then, stung by the gadfly, you rushed along the pathway by the shore to the great gulf of Rhea, from where you are tossed in backward-wandering course; and for all time to come a recess of the sea,be well assured, shall bear the name Ionian, as a memorial of <