Euripides. The Rhesus of Euripides. Translated into English rhyming verse with explanatory notes by Gilbert Murray. Murray, Gilbert, translator. London: George Allen and Company, Ltd., 1913.

  1. And change the word thy passion gave.
  2. No soldier loveth, in his need,
  3. The glory of a chief too brave.
  4. A spy is best: a spy, to learn
  5. For what strange work those beacons burn
  6. All night beside the guarded wave.
  1. Ye all so wish it?—Well, ye conquer me.
  2. (To AENEAS) Go thou and calm the allies. There will be
  3. Some stir among them, hearing of these high
  4. And midnight councils.—I will seek the spy
  5. To send to the Greek camp. If there we learn
  6. Of some plot hatching, on the man’s return
  7. I straight will call thee and share counsels. So.
  8. But wait attentive. If he says they go
  9. Shipward and plan to escape, one trumpet call
  10. Shall warn thee, and I wait no more, but fall
  11. On camp and hulls, or ever dawn can rise.
  1. Aye, haste and send him. Now thy plans are wise,
  2. And when need comes I am with thee, sword by sword. [Exit AENEAS.
  1. Ye gathered Trojans, sharers of my word,