Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Italy: Vols. XI–XIII. 1876–79.



By Lucan (39–65 A.D.)

Translated by Joseph Addison

THE WINDING rocks a spacious harbor frame,

That from the great Alcides takes its name:

Fenced to the west, and to the north it lies;

But when the winds in southern quarters rise,

Ships, from their anchors torn, become their sport,

And sudden tempests rage within the port.