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First Line: On strymon built and hellespontus wide
Last Line: Art as a rag of purple, flung on either shore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Antipatros Of Thessalonika


ON Strymon built and Hellespontus wide
Amphipolis, Edonian Phyllis' mound!
The wrecks of Dian's temple still abide;
The waters run that armies fought around;
But thou, for whom Athenians strove so sore
Art as a rag of purple, flung on either shore.





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