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Whose watch is it? who relieves me? night's earlier stars are on the wane, and the seven [530] Pleiads mount the sky; in the middle of the heavens the eagle floats.

Rouse yourselves, why delay? Up from your beds to the watch! Do you not see the moonlight?

[535] Dawn is near, dawn is coming, and lo! a star that heralds it.

Who was told off to the first watch?

The son of Mygdon, whom they call Coroebus.

[540] Who after him?

The Paeonian contingent roused the Cilicians, and the Mysians us.

Is it not then high time we went and roused the Lycians for the fifth watch, [545] as the lot decided?

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