Astyanax

Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 21 Sep 2011 13:28 and updated at 21 Sep 2011 13:28

ILIAD NOUN

ild.06 Hector had named him Scamandrius, but the people called him Astyanax, for his father stood alone as chief guardian of Ilius.
ild.22 Out with you, he will say, you have no father here, and the child will go crying back to his widowed mother he, Astyanax, who erewhile would sit upon his father s knees, and have none but the daintiest and choicest morsels set before him.
ild.22 When he had played till he was tired and went to sleep, he would lie in a bed, in the arms of his nurse, on a soft couch, knowing neither want nor care, whereas now that he has lost his father his lot will be full of hardship he, whom the Trojans name Astyanax, because you, O Hector, were the only defence of their gates and battlements.

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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