plaster, c. 1820s
Galleria dell’Accademia, Firenze
I sing of golden-throned Hera whom Rhea bare. Queen of the immortals is she, surpassing all in beauty: she is the sister and the wife of loud-thundering Zeus,—the glorious one whom all the blessed throughout high Olympus reverence and honour even as Zeus who delights in thunder.
Attributed to Homer, translated by Hugh G. Evelyn-White. Cambridge, 1914