Prayer to Dike

There is Virgin Dike,
the daughter of Zeus,
who is honored and reverenced among the gods who dwell on Olympos,
and whenever anyone hurts her with lying slander,
she sits beside her father, Zeus the son of Cronos,
and tells him of men’s wicked heart,
until the people pay for the mad folly of their princes who, evilly minded,
pervert judgment and give sentence crookedly.