The start of the journey is steep; though the horses are fresh in the morning,
the climb is a mighty haul. The highest stretch is mid-heaven,
where even I am often afraid to look down on the lands and the sea below, and my heart is aflutter with quivering terror.
The end is a downward path and calls for impeccable steering;
then even Tethys, the goddess who welcomes me into the waves
ts I set, can tremble with fear that my fall will be over-precipitous.
Recognize too that the sky spins round in a constant vortex,
drawing the stars on high as they whirl in their swift revolutions.
My impetus thrusts against it, unswayed by the forces which master
all else, and in driving my steeds I oppose the sphere’s swift motion.
Phaëton, Book 2
Thursday 9 September we officially kick off our lustrum program on the 30th anniversary of Apollo! It will be a great opportunity to get to know our program for the year and celebrate Apollo with us! And even better, there is free chocolate We hope to see you all at the O&O Square between 12:00 and 14:00!