Prytaneion

by Rebecca Buchanan

To Naukratis they came
Gift of a dark-eyed Pharaoh
Fertile land between green river and blue sea

To Naukratis they came
From the mountains and valleys and islands of Hellas
Samians and Milesians and Arkadians
Eginetans and Ithacans and Thracians

Carrying the fires of their homes

To Naukratis they came
To the temple of Hestia
Where flame was joined with flame

Hearth for a new home

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