1] Marathon: town on a plain in Attica north of Athens on the Aegean sea where Miltiades defeated the Persian army in 490 B.C.
7] Helicon: mountain in Greece near the Gulf of Corinth.
13] Acheron: river in Hades.
16] Hellas: Greece.
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Original text: Collected Poems, with an introduction by John Drinkwater (London: Cecil Palmer, 1922): 80-81. PS 3535 O25A17 1922 Robarts Library.
First publication date: 25 November 1891
Publication date note: The Harvard Advocate (Nov. 25, 1891): 73.
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 1998.
Recent editing: 2:2002/4/3
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