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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Italy: Vols. XI–XIII.  1876–79.
 
Syracuse
Syracuse
Virgil (70–19 B.C.)
 
(From Æneid, Book III)
Translated by C. P. Cranch

STRETCHING in front of the Sicanian bay
And opposite wave-washed Plemmyrium, lies
An isle, to which the ancients gave the name
Ortygia. Hither, so the legends say,
Alpheus, Elis’ river, underneath        5
The ocean found a secret way, and now
Mingles with Arethusa’s stream, and flows
With the Sicilian waves.
 
 
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