THE BATTLE OF SALAMIS

THE BATTLE OF SALAMIS - T HE BATTLE OF SALAM IS(from"The...

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THE BATTLE OF SALAMIS (from "The Persians") by: Aeschylus HE night was passing, and the Grecian host By no means sought to issue forth unseen. But when indeed the day with her white steeds Held all the earth, resplendent to behold, First from the Greeks the loud-resounding din Of song triumphant came; and shrill at once Echo responded from the island rock. Then upon all barbarians terror fell, Thus disappointed; for not as for flight The Hellenes sang the holy paean then, But setting forth to battle valiantly. The bugle with its note inflamed them all; And straightway with the dip of plashing oars They smote the deep sea water at command, And quickly all were plainly to be seen. Their right wing first in orderly array Led on, and second all the armament Followed them forth; and meanwhile there was heard A mighty shout: "Come, O ye sons of Greeks,
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Make free your country, make your children free, Your wives, and fanes of your ancestral gods, And your sires' tombs! For all we now contend!"
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This note was uploaded on 06/16/2011 for the course ENGL 2110 taught by Professor Sadre-orafai during the Spring '08 term at Kennesaw.

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