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ἦ ῥα καὶ Ἑρμείαν, υἱὸν φίλον, ἀντίον ηὔδα:

‘Ἑρμεία, σὺ γὰρ αὖτε τά τ᾽ ἄλλα περ ἄγγελός ἐσσι,
νύμφῃ ἐυπλοκάμῳ εἰπεῖν νημερτέα βουλήν,

νόστον Ὀδυσσῆος ταλασίφρονος, ὥς κε νέηται

οὔτε θεῶν πομπῇ οὔτε θνητῶν ἀνθρώπων:

ἀλλ᾽ ὅ γ᾽ ἐπὶ σχεδίης πολυδέσμου πήματα πάσχων


Zeus then turned to Hermes, his faithful son: "Since you are our messenger, Hermes, convey our final decision to the nymph that Odysseus has endured enough. He may now set out for home, without the help of gods or men, in a rigged ship, suffering great hardships."
— Ὀδύσσεια (The Odyssey)