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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: Corinth
On the Destruction of Corinth
Polystratus (c. 146 B.C.)
 
Translated by J. H. Merivale

ACHÆAN Acrocorinth, the bright star
  Of Hellas with its narrow Isthmian bound,
  Lucius o’ercame; in one enormous mound
Piling the dead, conspicuous from afar.
Thus, to the Greeks denying funeral fires,        5
  Have great Æneas’ later progeny
  Performed high Jove’s retributive decree,
And well avenged the city of their sires.
 
 
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