Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 22 Sep 2011 10:52 and updated at 22 Sep 2011 10:52


ild.02 And those that dwelt in Lacedaemon, lying low among the hills, Pharis, Sparta, with Messe the haunt of doves; Bryseae, Augeae, Amyclae, and Helos upon the sea; Laas, moreover, and Oetylus; these were led by Menelaus of the loud battle cry, brother to Agamemnon, and of them there were Sixty ships, drawn up apart from the others.
ild.03 Either they have not left Lacedaemon, or else, though they have brought their ships, they will not show themselves in battle for the shame and disgrace that I have brought upon them.
ild.03 She knew not that both these heroes were already lying under the earth in their own land of Lacedaemon.
ild.03 She took the form of an old Woman who used to dress wool for her when she was still in Lacedaemon, and of whom she was very fond.
ild.03 Never yet was I so passionately enamoured of you as at this moment not even when I first carried you off from Lacedaemon and sailed away with you not even when I had converse with you upon the couch of love in the island of Cranae was I so enthralled by desire of you as now.

Arise Greece! from thy silent sleep, 2000 years long it is! Forget not, thy ancient culture, beautiful and marvelous it is!

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