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Agamemnon 284-287

January 22, 2016

μέγαν δὲ πανὸν ἐκ νήσου τρίτον
Ἀθῷον αἶπος Ζηνὸς ἐξεδέξατο,
ὑπερτελής τε, πόντον ὥστε νωτίσαι,
ἰσχὺς πορευτοῦ λαμπάδος πρὸς ἡδονὴν

(Perseus) “to the mighty blaze upon the island succeeded, third, the summit of Athos sacred to Zeus; and, soaring high aloft so as to leap across the sea, the flame, travelling joyously onward in its strength [Smyth]. “and a third great torch o’ the island / Zeus’ seat received in turn, the Athoan summit. / And, — so upsoaring as to stride sea over, / The strong lamp-voyager, and all for joyance — [Browning]. Wikipedia: Mount Athos.