Inscribed on the Cenotaph


Anonymous translation


O CLOUD-CAPT Geraneia, rock unblest!

Would thou hadst reared far hence thy haughty crest,

By Tanais wild, or wastes where Ister flows,

Nor looked on Sciron from thy silent snows!

A cold, cold corpse he lies beneath the wave,

This tomb speaks, tenantless, his ocean-grave.