Greek Lyric V

Greek Lyric V Anonymous, Fragments 939 (Inscription from Erythrai)

Sing, youths, of Paian, skill-famed, Leto’s son, Far-shooter – ie Paian! – who fathered a great joy for mortals when he mingled in love with Koronis in the land of the Phlegyai – ie Paian! -, Asklepios, the most famous god – ie Paian! By him were fathered Makhaon and Podaleirios and Iaso (Healer) – ie Paian! – and fair-eyed Aigle (Radiance) and Panakea (Cure-all), children of Epione, along with Hygieia (Health), all-glorious, undefiled; ie Paian! Asklepios, the most famous god – ie Paian! Greetings I give you: graciously visit our widespaced city – ie Paian! – and grant that we look on the sun’s light in joy, approved with the help of Hygieia, all-glorious, undefiled: ie Paian! – Asklepios, the most famous god – ie Paian!

 

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