Alcimedon

Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 21 Sep 2011 13:01 and updated at 21 Sep 2011 13:01

ILIAD NOUN

ild.16 The old knight Phoenix was captain of the fourth company, and Alcimedon, noble son of Laerceus of the fifth.
ild.17 In and out, and here and there, full speed he dashed amid the throng of the Trojans, but for all the fury of his pursuit he killed no man, for he could not wield his spear and keep his Horses in hand when alone in the Chariot; at last, however, a comrade, Alcimedon, son of Laerces son of Haemon caught sight of him and came up behind his Chariot.
ild.17 Automedon son of Diores answered, Alcimedon", there is no one else who can control and guide the immortal steeds so well as you can, save only Patroclus while he was alive peer of Gods in counsel.
ild.17 Alcimedon sprang on to the Chariot, and caught up the whip and reins, while Automedon leaped from off the car.
ild.17 He turned to his trusty comrade Alcimedon and said, Alcimedon", keep your Horses so close up that I may feel their breath upon my back; I doubt that we shall not stay Hector son of Priam till he has killed us and mounted behind the Horses; he will then either spread panic among the ranks of the Achaeans, or himself be killed among the foremost.

Arise Greece! from thy silent sleep, 2000 years long it is! Forget not, thy ancient culture, beautiful and marvelous it is!

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