``The Greek shall come against thee,<BR> The conqueror of the East.<BR>Beside him stalks to battle<BR> The huge earth-shaking beast,<BR>The beast on whom the castle<BR> With all its guards doth stand,<BR>The beast who hath between his eyes<BR> The serpent for a hand.<BR>First march the bold Epirotes,<BR> Wedged close with shield and spear<BR>And the ranks of false Tarentum<BR> Are glittering in the rear.<BR><BR>