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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Asia: Vols. XXI–XXIII.  1876–79.
 
Asia Minor: Troy
The Shores of Troy
Quintus Calaber (c. 4th century)
 
Translated by H. H. Milman

AS rose in heaven the morning clear and bright,
Ida’s long towery ridge appeared in sight;
Next Chrysa’s isle, and Smintheus’ holy fane,
Then bold Sigeum beetling o’er the main;
And great Pelides’ tomb,—that point alone        5
With gentle care Ulysses to the son
Delayed, far rising o’er the waves, to show,
Cautious to make the deep but slumbering woe.
 
 
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