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This poem is taken from PN Review 73, Volume 16 Number 5, May - June 1990.

The Strategikon or Don't Go Out Of The Door John Ash

Since he came from an old and noble family
we may assume that General Cecaumenus
wanted for nothing. There were wines in his
     cellars,
sweetmeats at his table; on the walls of his
     chambers
Samson and Achilles, David and Alexander
performed their heroic exploits in stucco and
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