Theognis

(540 BC - 480 BC / Greece)

Fragments - Lines 0783 - 0788


Yes, I went once to the land of Sicily too,
I went to Euboia's vineyard-covered plain,
And to Sparta, that splendid city on Eurotas' reedy banks;
And everywhere I went they welcomed me with kindness.
But no pleasure came to my heart from any of them:
So true is it, after all, that nothing is dearer than one's homeland.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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