Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Those Who Fought For The Achaean League - Poem by Constantine P. Cavafy

Valiant are you who fought and fell gloriously;
fearless of those who were everywhere victorious.
Blameless, even if Diaeos and Critolaos were at fault.
When the Greeks want to boast,
"Our nation turns out such men" they will say
of you. And thus marvellous will be your praise. --

Written in Alexandria by an Achaean;
in the seventh year of Ptolemy Lathyrus.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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