Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns and Homerica/Hymn X (To Aphrodite)

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New Haven: Harvard University Press, page 435



Of Cytherea, born in Cyprus, I will sing. She gives kindly gifts to men: smiles are ever on her lovely face, and lovely is the brightness that plays over it.

Hail, goddess, queen of well-built Salamis and sea-girt Cyprus; grant me a cheerful song. And now I will remember you and another song also.