On the Destruction of Corinth


Translated by J. H. Merivale


ACHÆAN Acrocorinth, the bright star

  Of Hellas with its narrow Isthmian bound,

  Lucius o’ercame; in one enormous mound

Piling the dead, conspicuous from afar.

Thus, to the Greeks denying funeral fires,

  Have great Æneas’ later progeny

  Performed high Jove’s retributive decree,

And well avenged the city of their sires.

Main Location:

Corinthe, Greece