Not many bows indeed will be stretched tight, nor frequent slings1
Be whirled, when Ares joins men in the moil of war
Upon the plain, but swords will do their mournful work;
For this is the warfare wherein those men are expert
Who lord it over Euboea and are famous with the spear.
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1 Bergk, Poet. Lyr. Gr.4, ii. p. 383.
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