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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: Geraneia

Inscribed on a Cenotaph

By Simonides (c. 556–468 B.C.)

Anonymous translation

O CLOUD-CAPT Geraneia, rock unblest!

Would thou hadst reared far hence thy haughty crest,

By Tanais wild, or wastes where Ister flows,

Nor looked on Sciron from thy silent snows!

A cold, cold corpse he lies beneath the wave,

This tomb speaks, tenantless, his ocean-grave.