Posted by: aediculaantinoi | March 21, 2014

Apotheosis of Diva Sabina Augusta 2014

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Apotheosis of Diva Sabina Augusta

Ave Diva Sabina, Ave Diva Sabina, Ave Diva Sabina

Hail to you, Sabina, Empress of Rome
who traveled with Hadrian far from home
Hail to you, daughter of Matidia,
grand-daughter of Trajan’s sister, Marciana

Sabina Khaire, Sebaste Khaire, Augusta Ave, Sabina Ave

Friend of the Poetess, Julia Balbilla,
Seleucid Sappho of Ionia

Sabina Khaire, Sebaste Khaire, Augusta Ave, Sabina Ave

Celebrated on the stone of Memnon–
hero son of Tithonos and Eos of Dawn

Sabina Khaire, Sebaste Khaire, Augusta Ave, Sabina Ave

The new goddess Ceres, Demeter of the Greeks,
for whom on the sunrise Memnon’s statue speaks

Sabina Khaire, Sebaste Khaire, Augusta Ave, Sabina Ave

Hera to Hadrian’s Zeus divine,
Aphrodite to Antinous’ Adonis in time

Sabina Khaire, Sebaste Khaire, Augusta Ave, Sabina Ave

Magna Mater of Rome’s circus games
and pure Vesta for modesty’s fame

Sabina Khaire, Sebaste Khaire, Augusta Ave, Sabina Ave

Holy Diana at Nemi’s lake
and the goddess Fides for loyalty’s sake

Sabina Khaire, Sebaste Khaire, Augusta Ave, Sabina Ave

Mother of the goddess Panpsyche,
Mother of the god, Panhyle

Sabina Khaire, Sebaste Khaire, Augusta Ave, Sabina Ave

Grandmother of Paneros and Pancrates
and Paneris and Panprosdexia for all their days

Sabina Khaire, Sebaste Khaire, Augusta Ave, Sabina Ave

In Egypt’s splendor, Isis of kings
for whose beauty Balbilla sings
On this day by Juno’s wing
we, all who are devoted in joy and praise, sing:

Sabina Khaire, Sebaste Khaire, Augusta Ave, Sabina Ave
Sabina Khaire, Sebaste Khaire, Augusta Ave, Sabina Ave


Responses

  1. […] that pretty much anything will be good as far as they’re concerned…And, I know the main Diva who will be receiving our praises appreciates anything and everything that people are able to do […]

  2. Ave Sabina, Great Empress!

  3. […] did this poem together/in turns, which was appropriate in various ways. We closed things up with this new hymn, which people were really starting to get the hang of by the end…but, the gods have wanted […]


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