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stars, because of his manliness, and the scorpion also as a memorial of him and of what had occurred.
Some say that great earthquakes occurred, which broke through the neck of land and formed the straits, 1 the sea parting the mainland from the island. But Hesiod, the poet, says just the opposite: that the sea was open, but Orion piled up the promontory by Peloris, and founded the close of Poseidon which is especially esteemed by the people thereabouts. When he had finished this, he went away to Euboea and settled there, and because of his renown was taken into the number of the stars in heaven, and won undying remembrance.
"And now, pray, mark all these things well in a wise heart. First, whenever you come to your house, offer good sacrifices to the eternal gods."
"Decide no suit until you have heard both sides speak."