The wider world (3)

The wider world (3)

‛ο τε Φιλιππος και ‛ο Θεοδωρος επορευθησαν προς την Ολυμπιαν. ‛ο δη Θεοδωρος εβουλετο ‛οραν το σταδιον και βαλλειν τον δισκον εν τη˛ παλαιστρα˛. και δη ‛ο Φιλιππος εχρηματισε. ‛ο γαρ Φειδιας ενενοησε αγαλμα του Διος νεον.

Many are the sights to be seen in Greece, and many are the wonders to be heard; but on nothing does Heaven bestow more care than on the Eleusinian rites and the Olympic games. The sacred grove of Zeus has been called from of old Altis, a corruption of the word “alsos,” which means a grove. (Pausanias)

επορευθησαν – travelled
εβουλετο – wanted
‛οραν – to see
βαλλειν – to throw
‛ο δισκος – discus
εχρηματισε – did business
ενενοησε – had in mind
το αγαλμα – statue
‛ο Ζευς (gen. Διος) – Zeus


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