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
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.