by Paolo Antonio Rolli (1687 - 1765)

Ai greci questa spada
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ai greci questa spada  
sovra i nemici estinti
apra d'onor la strada,
e Troia perirà.

Il fato di quel regno
sol pende dal mio sdegno;
per me «Qui fu già Troia»
il pellegrin dirà.


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

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Let my sword now open for the Greeks", 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: 2018-05-10
Line count: 8
Word count: 34