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Epicenter:.......... CREATION........... (lines 483-489)

Inner Ring:......... CIVIL LIFE........... (lines 490-508)

Middle Ring:......... WARTIME............ (lines 509-540)

Outer Ring:......... PEACETIME......... (lines 541-605)

Outer Rim:..... MIGHTY CYCLE..... (lines 606-607)

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Scene 1: Creation
Scene 1:  Creation
Earth, heaven and sea he made with an unwearied sun, and moon waxing.
All the stars, too, which crown the night sky: Pleiades, Hyades, Orion.
The Great Bear, too, also known as the Wain attended the mighty hunter,
and she pivoted there, unable ever to swim in the ocean current.

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Scene 2: A Wedding Procession
Scene 2: A Wedding Procession
Two cities he pictured, of eloquent men, each in well-rendered scenes;
with weddings in one, and feasts awaiting as torchmen led brides from their homes.
In front and behind the procession was growing, with townsmen singing in choir,
and others played lyres or piped on their flutes, and dancing 'round to the tune.
Women stood still as the brides passed by and gazed in awe at the sight.

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Scene 3: Conflict In The Market
Scene 3: Conflict In The Market
Then in the market, surrounded by men, two argued the blood-price for murder.
The guilty man loudly claimed he would pay, but the other quickly decried him.
They both demanded a verdict by judges, and crowds had to be restrained
from yelling encouragement to the men and adding to the tumult.

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Scene 4: Judgement Of The Elders
Scene 4: Judgement Of The Elders
The Elders each sat in the sacred circle on seats of smooth-polished marble.
The honored staff of the clear-speaking Herald each carried in his hand,
and using it both for support and oration, each stood and spoke in turn.
Placed in the center were two bars of gold as a prize for the straightforward judge
who would best decide how to solve the issue, and speak most righteously.

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