Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns and Homerica/Hymn XI (To Athena)

New Haven: Harvard University Press, page 437



Of Pallas Athene, guardian of the city, I begin to sing. Dread is she, and with Ares she loves deeds of war, the sack of cities and the shouting and the battle. It is she who saves the people as they go out to war and come back.

Hail, goddess and give us good fortune with happiness!