previous next
[5] As to the wanton punishments which they inflicted on the Messenians, this is what is said in Tyrtaeus' poems:“Like asses worn by their great burdens, bringing of dire necessity to their masters the half of all the fruits the corn-land bears.
Tyrtaeus, unknown location.That they were compelled to share their mourning, he shows by the following:“Wailing for their masters, they and their wives alike, whensoever the baneful doom of death came upon any.
Tyrtaeus, unknown location.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

load focus Greek (1903)
hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Download Pleiades ancient places geospacial dataset for this text.

hide References (1 total)
  • Cross-references to this page (1):
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: