In Focus: Homeric Hymn to Herakles 4–6


|4 He [= Hēraklēs] used to travel all over the boundless earth and all over the sea, |5 veering from his path and wandering off, all because of the missions assigned to him by Eurystheus the king. |6 He [= Hēraklēs] performed many reckless things on his own, and he suffered many such things in return.
(trans. Gregory Nagy, Hour 22 Text D, The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours)

|4 ὃς πρὶν μὲν κατὰ γαῖαν ἀθέσφατον ἠδὲ θάλασσαν |5 πλαζόμενος πομπῇσιν ὕπ’ Εὐρυσθῆος ἄνακτος |6 πολλὰ μὲν αὐτὸς ἔρεξεν ἀτάσθαλα, πολλὰ δ’ ἀνέτλη.

Homeric Hymn to Herakles 4–6









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