Make It Rain

From Marcus Aurelius

“The Form of the Athenians’ Prayer Did Run Thus: ‘O Rain, Rain, Good Jupiter, upon all the grounds and fields that belong to the Athenians.’ Either we should not pray at all, or thus absolutely and freely; and not every one for himself in particular alone.”

    Excerpt From:
    Emperor of Rome Marcus Aurelius.
    “Meditations.” Book # 5 #7

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Prayer of the Athenians:

    Zeus rain down, rain down
    on the land and the fields of the Athens.

Either no prayers at all—or one as straightforward as that.


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