The Iliad of Homer Volume 1, Bks. 1-12

The Iliad of Homer Volume 1, Bks. 1-12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ... not D_ryas' son, Lycurgus strong, Who the divine ones fought, on earth lived long. He the nurse-nymphs of Dionysus scared Down the Nyseian steep, and the wild throng Their ritual things cast off, and maddening fared, Torn with his goad, like kine; so vast a crime he dared. 1 16 " Yea Dionysus, such a sight was there, Himself in fear sank down beneath the seas, And Thetis in her' breast him quailing bare, At the man's cry such trembling shook his knees. Then angered were the gods who live at ease, And Zeus smote blind-Lycurgus, and.he fell Loathed ere his day. Nor will I thus displease The gods of heaven: but if with men thou dwell, Whom the earth feeds, come near, and find the jaws of hell." 17 Answered the noble Glaucus from his car: " Brave son of Tydeus, wherefore set thy-mind My race to know? The generations are, As of the leaves, so also of mankind. As the leaves fall, now withering in the wind, And others are put forth, and spring descends, Such on the earth the race of men we find; Each in his order a set time attends; One generation rises, and another ends. l 8 " Yet notwithstanding if thou still demand My lineage, hear! men know it far and wide. In Ephyra long since, in Argos land, Did Sisyphus Eolides abide, Who all the inhabitants of earth outvied In shrewd wit. And to him was born a son Glaucus, of whom in turn his noble bride Conceived and bare blameless Bellerophon, . Who with god-gifted mien in loveliest manhood shone. 1 ' 19 " But Proetus to_destroy him subtly planned, And in his power (for Zeus the Argives tamed Under his sceptre) diave him from the land. For queen Anteia, wife of Proetus, -aimed.At secret joys, by maddening lust inflamed, Nor could she the right-souled Bellerophon...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236894146
  • 9781236894144