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Fiamma
October 30th, 2007, 03:59 AM
As translated by HG Evelyn-White

XX. TO HEPHAESTUS (8 lines)

(ll. 1-7) Sing, clear-voiced Muses, of Hephaestus famed for
inventions. With bright-eyed Athene he taught men glorious gifts
throughout the world, -- men who before used to dwell in caves in
the mountains like wild beasts. But now that they have learned
crafts through Hephaestus the famed worker, easily they live a
peaceful life in their own houses the whole year round.

(l. 8) Be gracious, Hephaestus, and grant me success and
prosperity!