The Iliad of Homer Rendered Into English Blank Verse

The Iliad of Homer Rendered Into English Blank Verse

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... and on Priam's sons. Could I but know that he were in his grave, Methinks my sorrows I could half forget." Nor make thy child an orphan, and thy wife He said: she, to the house returning, sent Th' attendants through the city, to collect 335 The train of aged suppliants; she meanwhile Her fragrant chamber sought, wherein were stor'd Rich garments by Sidonian women work'd, "Whom godlike Paris had from Sidon brought, Sailing the broad sea o'er, the selfsame path 340 By which the high-born Helen he convey'd. Of these, the richest in embroidery, The amplest, and the brightest, as a star Refulgent, plac'd with care beneath the rest, The Queen her off ring bore to Pallas' shrine: 345 She went, and with her many an ancient dame. But when the shrine they reach'd on Ilium's height, Theano, fair of face, the gates unlock'd, Daughter of Cisseus, sage Antenor's wife, By Trojans nam'd at Pallas' shrine to serve. 350 They with deep moans to Pallas rais'd their hands; But fair Theano took the robe, and plac'd On Pallas' knees, and to the heav'nly Maid, Daughter of Jove, she thus address'd her pray'r: "Guardian of cities, Pallas, awful Queen, 355 Goddess of Goddesses, break thou the spear Of Tydeus' son; and grant that he himself Prostrate before the Scsean gates may fall; So at thine altar will we sacrifice Twelve yearling kine, that never felt the goad, 360 If thou have pity on the state of Troy, The wives of Trojans, and their helpless babes." Thus she; but Pallas answer'd not her pray'r. While thus they call'd upon the heav'nly Maid, Hector to Paris' mansion bent his way; 365 A noble structure, which himself had built Aided by all the best artificers Who in the fertile realm of Troy were known; With chambers, hall, and court, on Ilium's...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236638476
  • 9781236638472