The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
by Edgar Allan Poe
Hymn to Aristogeiton and Harmodius
- Year Published: 1903
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Poe, E.A. (1903). The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven Edition, Volume 5. New York: P. F. Collier and Son.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 6.4
- Word Count: 236
- Genre: Poetry
- Keywords: greek
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Poe, E. (1903). Hymn to Aristogeiton and Harmodius. The Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved June 04, 2023, from https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/147/the-works-of-edgar-allan-poe/5344/hymn-to-aristogeiton-and-harmodius/
Poe, Edgar Allan. "Hymn to Aristogeiton and Harmodius." The Works of Edgar Allan Poe. Lit2Go Edition. 1903. Web. <https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/147/the-works-of-edgar-allan-poe/5344/hymn-to-aristogeiton-and-harmodius/>. June 04, 2023.
Edgar Allan Poe, "Hymn to Aristogeiton and Harmodius," The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Lit2Go Edition, (1903), accessed June 04, 2023, https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/147/the-works-of-edgar-allan-poe/5344/hymn-to-aristogeiton-and-harmodius/.
Translation from the Greek
Wreathed in myrtle, my sword I'll conceal
Like those champions devoted and brave,
When they plunged in the tyrant their steel,
And to Athens deliverance gave.
Beloved heroes! your deathless souls roam
In the joy breathing isles of the blest;
Where the mighty of old have their home
Where Achilles and Diomed rest
In fresh myrtle my blade I'll entwine,
Like Harmodius, the gallant and good,
When he made at the tutelar shrine
A libation of Tyranny's blood.
Ye deliverers of Athens from shame!
Ye avengers of Liberty's wrongs!
Endless ages shall cherish your fame,
Embalmed in their echoing songs!