Theocritus

(315 BC - 260 BC / Greece)

For A Statue Of Anacreon - Poem by Theocritus

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This statue, stranger, scan with earnest gaze;
And, home returning, say 'I have beheld
Anacreon, in Teos; him whose lays
Were all unmatched among our sires of eld.'
Say further: 'Youth and beauty pleased him best;'
And all the man will fairly stand expressed.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 24, 2012



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