Katedēdoken

turkey_troy

Ξεῖνοι, τὴν περίβωτον ἐμὲ πτόλιν, Ἴλιον ἱρήν,
τὴν πάρος εὐπύργοις τείχεσι κλῃζομένην,
αἰῶνος τέφρη κατεδήδοκεν· ἀλλ’ ἐν Ὁμήρῳ
κεῖμαι χαλκείων ἕρκος ἔχουσα πυλῶν.
οὐκέτι με σκάψει Τρωοφθόρα δούρατ’ Ἀχαιῶν,
πάντων δ’ Ἑλλήνων κείσομαι ἐν στόμασιν.
(Euenus, Anth. Pal. 9.62)

Strangers, the ash of ages has devoured me, holy Ilion, the famous city once renowned for my towered walls, but in Homer I still exist, defended by brazen gates. The spears of the destroying Achaeans shall not again dig me up, but I shall be on the lips of all Greece. (tr. William Roger Paton)

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