21. To Apollo

By Mythopedia Staff
Translated by Hugh G. Evelyn-White1914

TO APOLLO

(1–5) Phoebus, of you even the swan sings with clear voice to the beating of his wings, as he alights upon the bank by the eddying river Peneus; and of you the sweet-tongued minstrel, holding his high-pitched lyre, always sings both first and last. And so hail to you, lord! I seek your favour with my song.