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

Asia Minor: Troy

The Shores of Troy

By Quintus Calaber (c. 4th century)

Translated by H. H. Milman

AS rose in heaven the morning clear and bright,

Ida’s long towery ridge appeared in sight;

Next Chrysa’s isle, and Smintheus’ holy fane,

Then bold Sigeum beetling o’er the main;

And great Pelides’ tomb,—that point alone

With gentle care Ulysses to the son

Delayed, far rising o’er the waves, to show,

Cautious to make the deep but slumbering woe.