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Heathcote William Garrod, comp. (1878–1960).  The Oxford Book of Latin Verse.  1912.
 
Athens
 
Seneca, the younger (c.3 B.C.–A.D. 65)
 
 
QVISQVIS Cecropias hospes cognoscis Athenas,
  quae ueteris famae uix tibi signa dabunt,
‘hasne dei’ dices ‘caelo petiere relicto?
  pugnaque partitis haec fuit ora deis?’
idem Agamemnonias dices cum uideris arces:        5
  ‘heu uictrix uicta uastior urbe iacet!’
hae sunt, quas merito quondam est mirata uetustas;
  magnarum rerum magna sepulcra uides!
 

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