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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Asia: Vols. XXI–XXIII. 1876–79.

Asia Minor: Eurymedon, the River

On Those Who Fell at Eurymedon

By Simonides (c. 556–468 B.C.)

Translated by J. H. Merivale

THESE by the streams of famed Eurymedon

Their short but brilliant race of life have run;

In winged ships and on the embattled field

Alike, they forced the Median bows to yield,

Breaking their foremost ranks. Now here they lie,

Their names inscribed on rolls of victory.