Callimachus Hymn to Zeus

Callimachus’ Hymn 1 “To Zeus”
(Final stanza, 90ff.)

Hail! greatly hail! most high Son of Cronus, giver of good things, giver of safety. Thy works who could sing? There hath not been, there shall not be, who shall sing the works of Zeus. Hail! Father, hail again! And grant us goodness and prosperity. Without goodness wealth cannot bless men, nor goodness without prosperity. Give us goodness and wealth.


Translation by Mair.