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Translated by Edmund Keeley & Philip Sherrard
Honor to those who in the life they lead
Written January 1901.
In 11-syllable unrhymed lines.
Ephialtis was the Greek traitor who guided a section of the Medes (i.e the Persian Army) over a mountain path in order to attack the rear of the Greek forces which were protecting the pass of Thermopylae under the Spartan king Leonidas (480 B.C.)