The Iliad of Homer Volume 2, Bks. 13-24
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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...ill VVhich once my mother told me, and did say, The best of Myrmidons, I living still, Should fall by hand of Trojans in the fray, Untimely banished from the light of day! Dead of a surety is Menoetius' heir, Rash man, on whom my heavy mandate lay, I The fire's fierce onset having quelled, to fare Back to the fleet again, nor Hector's prowess dare." 3 VVhile thus his heart and spirit inly wrought, The son of noble Nestor drew him near And told the grievous tidings that he brought, Down pouring from his eyes the big warm tear: " Ah me! brave son of Peleus, thou must hear Right sorrowful tidings, which should ne'er have been Dead is Patroclus: round his corse severe Rages the fight; his naked corse I mean, For mighty white-plumed Hector hath his armour sheen." 4 He spoke: on him fell grief's dark cloud apace: He caught up ashes with both hands, and flung Down on his head, disfiguring his fair face: The black soot round his fragrant tunic clung. Then in his hugeness hugely stretched along In dust he lay, of glory disarrayed, Rending his hair: the bondmaids, sorrow-wrung, Spoil of Achilleus' and Patroclus' raid, Came flocking from the hut, and piteous wailing made. 5 All with their hands smote on their breast thereat, And sank unnerved: while pouring many a tear Antilochus beside in sorrow sat, Holding Achilleus as he groaned, for fear He with the steel his wiridpipe should cut sheer, So dire his cries. His mother heard the sound, Down in the deep by her old father dear: Shrilly she wailed: the nymphs assembled round, Ohildren of Nereus all, down in the sea profound. 6 Glauce, Thaleia, Speio 'mong them came, Nesaee, Thoe, and.Cymodoce, Cymothoe and Halia, large-eyed dame, ...
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- 13 Sep 2013
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