Come, ye Powers who dwell above
Unforgetting, our witnesses be
Of Peace with bonds of harmonious love —
The Peace which Cypris has wrought for me
Alleluia! Io Paean!
Leap in joy – hurrah! hurrah!
There the holy chorus ever gladdens,
There the beat of stamping feet,
As our winsome fillies, lovely maidens,
Like the Bacchae’s revels, hair a-streaming.
Leda’s child, diving and mild,
Leads the holy dance, her fair face beaming…
Literature: Lysistrata by Aristophanes
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