Leonidas of Tarentum Quote

Far from Italy, far from my native Tarentum I lie; and this is the worst of it—worse than death. An exile's life is no life. But the Muses loved me. For my suffering they gave me a honeyed gift: My name survives me. Thanks to the sweet Muses Leonidas will echo throughout all time.


From The Greek Anthology (1973), Peter Jay, ed., no. 189

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Far from Italy, far from my native Tarentum I lie; and this is the worst of it—worse than death. An exile's life is no life. But the Muses loved...

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Far from Italy, far from my native Tarentum I lie; and this is the worst of it—worse than death. An exile's life is no life. But the Muses loved...

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Far from Italy, far from my native Tarentum I lie; and this is the worst of it—worse than death. An exile's life is no life. But the Muses loved...

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Far from Italy, far from my native Tarentum I lie; and this is the worst of it—worse than death. An exile's life is no life. But the Muses loved...