by Paolo Antonio Rolli (1687 - 1765)

Come all'urto aggressor
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Come all'urto aggressor d'un torrente  
rovinosa alta mole cadente,
sotto al braccio del greco guerriero
tutto d'Asia l'impero cadrà.

Ma il valor, come belva feroce,
senza il senno a sé stesso pur nuoce:
sarò guida degli altri al furore,
e il mio vanto maggiore sarà.

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Beneath the arms of Grecian warriors", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2018-05-09
Line count: 8
Word count: 45