Sunday, June 1, 2014

columns of a temple.

One of the Poseidon temple’s remaining Doric columns is inscribed by none other than Lord Byron, who visited the temple in the early 19th century.

Place me on Sunium's marbled steep,
Where nothing, save the waves and I,
May hear our mutual murmurs sweep;
There, swanlike, let me sing and die:
A land of slaves shall ne'er be mine--
Dash down yon cup of Samian wine!
(George Gordon, Lord Byron, The Isles of Greece)