Author: Willis Barnstone  | Date: 572 B.C.


On my knees I speak to you,

Artemis, hunter of deer,

blond child of Zeus and queen

of roaming beasts. From pools

of the river Lethaios you gaze

across a city of brave men.

Serenity. You are a shepherd

of no flock of savage citizens.


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Chicago: Willis Barnstone, "Artemis," Anakreon Original Sources, accessed May 19, 2024,

MLA: Barnstone, Willis. "Artemis." Anakreon, Original Sources. 19 May. 2024.

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