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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

Ruins of Corinth

By Antipater of Sidon (fl. c. 100 B.C.)

Translated by Wellesley

WHERE are thy splendors, Dorian Corinth? Where

Thy crested turrets, thy ancestral goods,

The temple of the blest, the dwellings of the fair,

The high-born dames, the myriad multitudes?

There ’s not a trace of thee, sad doomed one, left;

By ravening war at once of all bereft.

We, the sad nereids, offspring of the surge,

Alone are spared to chant the halcyon’s dirge.