He towers 'mong men of other lands


    Πέρροχος, ὡς ὄτ’ ἄοιδος ὀ Λέσβιος ἀλλοδάποισιν·

    HE towers 'mong men of other lands, 
    The Lesbian singer ; he commands 
    Praise of the Dorian soldier-bands. 

    He fathomed well what men require : 
    He knew the pang of dumb desire ; 
    Three strings he added to his lyre. 

    Terpander, who from man hath ta'en 
    Passion's unextricated pain, 
    Forever o'er his race shall reign !