In the West: Romulus Augustulus
The world ends in lost places, and the geese
Step through the ruins of eternal peace:
Near Baiae, near the heated plunges, he,
Dislaurelled, glimmers into history.
In the East: Constantine XI
The stars that burned at Troy burn here tonight;
The city falls, all palaces alight;
Aeneas sees the finish to his work:
Pale Caesar dead, and Brutus spurred, the Turk.