Irische Texte; Mit Worterbuch Volume 4, PT. 2

Irische Texte; Mit Worterbuch Volume 4, PT. 2

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: the leaguer of the Greeks. That unto them was not a grief without cause, because their valiant battle-soldier had fallen, and their hurdle (?) of contest against their foes, and he that had repelled from them Hector and Troilus, and the Trojan leaders, besides, who had laid low many thousands of their hosts. Repentance seized them for having come at all on the expedition, for their leaders and their champions and their kings had fallen. Harder than anything they deemed it that Achilles was slain; for if Achilles were at their head, they would endure every hurt of battle and conflict and combat2 that would befall them. also was shooting arrows at the hosts out of a battalion, and laid low great multitudes of Greeks. Then he struck Ajax with an arrow-shot when he was stark-naked in the battleline, and it pierced his side. Then when the fury and rago wrought by the wound had entered Ajax, he charged through the battalion to Alexander, and did not take hand from him till he slew him and till he destroyed him. Howbeit, Ajax son of Telamon went to his camp and plucked out his arrow, and so died forthwith. Then Alexander's body is borne to the city. Then, too, did Diomede rout the Trojans after Alexander had fallen, and he inflicted slaughter upon them as far as the gates of the city. Though there were no lessening (?) of the Trojans save the furious attack which Diomede made that day upon them, it was enough of slaughter and mortality: for never was there anything more horrible than the swift hacking and the swift hewing which he brought upon them up to the gates of the city. Then Agamemnon, with Greeks around him, went and sat down in the midst of the city, and watched around it until the dawn on the morrow, for there was no one in Troy who more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236599128
  • 9781236599124