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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Greece and Turkey in Europe: Vol. XIX.  1876–79.
 
Greece: Pierus, the Mountain, Thessaly
Mount Pierus
Antipater (c. 397–319 B.C.)
 
Translated by W. Hay

THE HELICONIAN springs and rocky steeps
Of Macedonian Piërus have heard
The god-voiced strains of women, and with songs
Praxilla nurtured; Myro; Anyté,
The female Homer; thee of Lesbian dames        5
Famed for their flowing ringlets; Sappho first
In glory; and Erinna; Telesilla,
Great in thy growing fame; Corinna, thee;
Thee, the bright songstress of the warlike shield,
Athena’s; Nessis mild and woman-voiced;        10
And gentle Myrtis last,—meet makers all
On the bright page of ever-living song.
Nine Muses mighty Uranus produced,
And nine the Earth,—a deathless joy to man.
 
 
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