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The Decree Of Athena

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Hear ye my statute, men of Attica--
Ye who of bloodshed judge this primal cause;
Yea, and in future age shall Aegeus's host
Revere this court of jurors. This the hill
Of Ares, seat of Amazons, their tent,
What time 'gainst Theseus, breathing hate, they came,
Waging fierce battle, and their towers upreared,
A counter-fortress to Acropolis;--
To Ares they did sacrifice, and hence
This rock is titled Areopagus.
Here then shall sacred Awe, to Fear allied,
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Dr Antony Theodore 01 April 2020
This charge, extending to all future time, I give my lieges. Meet it as ye rise, Assume the pebbles, and decide the cause, Your oath revering. All hath now been said.. historical knowledge. tony
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xolisani mabanga 15 October 2019
I did't not found a poem describe a court judge
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Paresh Chakra 09 December 2018
It is a great and thoughtful poem
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Ratnakar Mandlik 01 April 2017
Simply great write on historical event.
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* Sunprincess * 20 January 2016
....a decree of most importance..beautifully penned ?
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So classic and unique writing. Great
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