TX: inscribed with pencil at upper left in ancient Greek by Megakles Rogakos <ΥΜΝΟΣ ΕΙΣ ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΑ / ΜΟΥΣΑΩΝ ΑΡΧΩΜΑΙ ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΕΣ ΤΕ ΔΙΟΣ ΤΕ· / ΕΚ ΓΑΡ ΜΟΥΣΑΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΕΚΗΒΟΛΟΥ ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΟΣ / ΑΝΔΡΕΣ ΑΟΙΔΟΙ ΕΑΣΙΝ ΕΠΙ ΧΘΟΝΙ ΚΑΙ ΚΙΘΑΡΙΣΤΑΙ , / ΕΚ ΔΕ ΔΙΟΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΗΕΣ· Ο Δ' ΟΛΒΙΟΣ ΟΝ ΤΙΝΑ ΜΟΥΣΑΙ / ΦΙΛΩΝΤΑΙ· ΓΛΥΚΕΡΗ ΟΙ ΑΠΟ ΣΤΟΜΑΤΟΣ ΡΕΕΙ ΑΥΔΗ. / ΧΑΙΡΕΤΕ ΤΕΚΝΑ ΔΙΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΕΜΗΝ ΤΙΜΗΣΑΤ' ΑΟΙΔΗΝ· ΑΥΤΑΡ ΕΓΩΝ ΥΕΩΝ ΤΕ ΚΑΙ ΑΛΛΗΣ ΜΝΗΣΟΜ' ΑΟΙΔΗΣ.>, signed at lower right in English <M.Noda '08>
CM: Apollo was the great Olympian god of prophecy and oracles, healing, plague and disease, music, song and poetry, archery, and the protection of the young. He was depicted as a handsome, beardless youth with long hair and various attributes, including a wreath and branch of laurel; bow and quiver; raven; and lyre. The Olympic hymn to Apollo reads as follows: "I will begin from Apollo, the Muses and Zeus; / because from the Muses and from the long-throwing Apollo / derive the singers on earth and the guitarists, / while from Zeus derive the kings; and blessed be the one whom the Muses / love; for bringing out from his mouth a sweet voice. / Hail you children of Zeus and honor my song / and I promise to commemorate you with yet another song."