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Solon's Prayer to the Muses
Archibald W. Allen
Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association
Vol. 80 (1949), pp. 50-65
Published by: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/283511
Page Count: 16
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The central idea of Solon's Prayer to the Muses is that the key to the success for which he prays is wisdom, by which limits are recognized, injustice avoided, and retribution averted. The elegy is addressed to the Muses as goddesses of wisdom.
Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association © 1949 American Philological Association