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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
On the Lacedæmonian Dead at Platæa
By Simonides (c. 556–468 B.C.)
The Greek Anthology
 
Translation of John William Mackail

THESE men, having set a crown of imperishable glory on their own land, were folded in the dark clouds of death; yet being dead they have not died, since from on high their excellence raises them gloriously out of the house of Hades.  1
 
 
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