Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 21 Sep 2011 14:03 and updated at 21 Sep 2011 14:03


ild.02 The men of Argos, again, and those who held the walls of Tiryns, with Hermione, and Asine upon the gulf; Troezene, Eionae, and the vineyard lands of Epidaurus; the Achaean youths, moreover, who came from Aegina and Mases; these were led by Diomed of the loud battle cry, and Sthenelus son of famed Capaneus.
ild.04 Presently he saw the son of Tydeus, noble Diomed, standing by his Chariot and Horses, with Sthenelus the son of Capaneus beside him; whereon he began to upbraid him.
ild.04 Diomed made no answer, for he was shamed by the rebuke of Agamemnon; but the son of Capaneus took up his words and said, Son" of Atreus, tell no lies, for you can speak truth if you will.
ild.05 Thus did he vaunt; but his arrow had not killed Diomed, who withdrew and made for the Chariot and Horses of Sthenelus, the son of Capaneus.
ild.05 "Dear son of Capaneus," said he, "come down from your Chariot, and draw the arrow out of my shoulder.
ild.05 Sthenelus, son of Capaneus, saw them coming and said to Diomed, "Diomed, son of Tydeus, man after my own heart, I see two heroes speeding towards you, both of them men of might the one a skilful archer, Pandarus son of Lycaon, the other, Aeneas, whose sire is Anchises, while his mother is Venus.
ild.05 But the son of Capaneus was not unmindful of the orders that Diomed had given him.

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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