The Iliad -Of -Homer Volume 2

The Iliad -Of -Homer Volume 2

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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. 1732 edition. Excerpt: ... on a bier, And there the friends that loved him gathered round Lamenting. With them swift Achilles came, The hot tears on his cheeks, as he beheld His faithful comrade lying on his bier, Mangled with many wounds, whom he had sent With steeds and car to battle, never more To welcome him alive on his return. Now Juno, large-eyed and august, bade set The never-wearied sun; unwillingly He sank into the ocean streams. Then paused The noble Greeks from that ferocious strife, Deadly in equal measure to both hosts. The Trojans also paused, and from their cars Unharnessed the fleet steeds, and ere they took Their evening meal assembled to consult. Standing they held the council; no man cared To sit, for all were trembling from the hour When, long a stranger to the bloody field, Achilles showed himself again. And now The son of Panthous, wise Polydamas, Began to speak. Beyond the rest he saw Things past and things to come, and he had been Hector's companion, born in the same night, Mighty in speech as Hector with the spear. With prudent admonitions thus he spake: --"Consider well, my friends. My counsel is That we return, nor wait the holy morn Here, by the fleet and in the open plain, Far from our city ramparts. While this man Was wroth with Agamemnon, we maintained A strife of far less peril with the Greeks, And I was ever ready to encamp By night beside the galleys, which we hoped To make our prize; but now I fear the might Of swift Pelides. He will not remain Content upon the space between the fleet And town, where Greeks and Trojans wage a war Of changeful fortune, but will strive to take The city, and to carry off our wives. March we then homeward. Let my words prevail, It must be so. The gentle Night now keeps The nimble-footed hero...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236750489
  • 9781236750488