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ild.02 Their Horses stood each by his own Chariot, champing lotus and wild celery.
ild.03 He sprang, therefore, from his Chariot, clad in his suit of armour.
ild.03 He mounted the Chariot, gathered the reins in his hand, and Antenor took his seat beside him; they then drove through the Scaean gates on to the plain.
ild.03 When they reached the ranks of the Trojans and Achaeans they left the Chariot, and with measured pace advanced into the space between the hosts.
ild.03 On this he laid the two lambs on his Chariot and took his seat.
ild.04 He left his Chariot rich with Bronze and his panting steeds in charge of Eurymedon, son of Ptolemaeus the son of Peiraeus, and bade him hold them in readiness against the time his limbs should weary of going about and giving orders to so many, for he went among the ranks on foot.
ild.04 "Let no man," he said, "relying on his strength or Horsemanship, get before the others and engage singly with the Trojans, nor yet let him lag behind or you will weaken your attack; but let each when he meets an enemy s Chariot throw his spear from his own; this be much the best; this is how the men of old took towns and strongholds; in this wise were they minded.
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 As he spoke he sprang from his Chariot, and his armour rang so fiercely about his body that even a brave man might well have been scared to hear it.
ild.04 Then the wheelwright lays his axe to its roots that he may fashion a felloe for the wheel of some goodly Chariot, and it lies seasoning by the waterside.
ild.05 These two came forward from the main body of Trojans, and set upon Diomed, he being on foot, while they fought from their Chariot.
ild.05 Diomed then threw, and his spear sped not in vain, for it hit Phegeus on the breast near the nipple, and he fell from his Chariot.
ild.05 Idaeus did not dare to bestride his brother s body, but sprang from the Chariot and took to flight, or he would have shared his brother s fate; whereon Vulcan saved him by wrapping him in a cloud of darkness, that his old father might not be utterly overwhelmed with grief; but the son of Tydeus drove off with the Horses, and bade his followers take them to the ships.
ild.05 The Trojans were scared when they saw the two sons of Dares, one of them in fright and the other lying dead by his Chariot.
ild.05 First King Agamemnon flung mighty Odius, captain of the Halizoni, from his Chariot.
ild.05 Mighty Idomeneus speared him on the right shoulder as he was mounting his Chariot, and the darkness of death enshrouded him as he fell heavily from the car.
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 sprang from his Chariot, and drew the arrow from the wound, whereon the blood came spouting out through the hole that had been made in his shirt.
ild.05 Then he came upon two sons of Priam, Echemmon and Chromius, as they were both in one Chariot.
ild.05 For all their vain struggles he flung them both from their Chariot and stripped the armour from their bodies.
ild.05 Moreover I have neither Horse nor Chariot.
ild.05 Things will not mend till we two go against this man with Chariot and Horses and bring him to a trial of arms.
ild.05 Mount my Chariot, and note how cleverly the Horses of Tros can speed hither and thither over the plain in pursuit or flight.
ild.05 They then mounted the Chariot and drove full speed towards the son of Tydeus.
ild.05 Mount the Chariot and let us retreat.
ild.05 I say further, and lay my saying to your heart if Minerva sees fit to vouchsafe me the glory of killing both, stay your Horses here and make the reins fast to the rim of the Chariot; then be sure you spring Aeneas Horses and drive them from the Trojan to the Achaean ranks.
ild.05 Aeneas sprang from his Chariot armed with shield and spear, fearing lest the Achaeans should carry off the body.
ild.05 He made his own Horses fast, away from the hurly burly, by binding the reins to the rim of the Chariot.
ild.05 He then remounted his own Chariot, seized the reins, and drove with all speed in search of the son of Tydeus.
ild.05 She mounted the Chariot sick and sorry at heart, while Iris sat beside her and took the reins in her hand.
ild.05 There she stayed them, unloosed them from the Chariot, and gave them their ambrosial forage; but Venus flung herself on to the lap of her mother Dione, who threw her arms about her and caressed her, saying, "Which of the heavenly beings has been treating you in this way, as though you had been doing something wrong in the face of day?"
ild.05 He sprang from his Chariot clad in his suit of armour, and went about among the host brandishing his two spears, exhorting the men to fight and raising the terrible cry of battle.
ild.05 Menelaus struck him on the collar bone as he was standing on his Chariot, while Antilochus hit his Charioteer and squire Mydon, the son of Atymnius, who was turning his Horses in flight.
ild.05 Antilochus rushed towards him and struck him on the temples with his sword, whereon he fell head first from the Chariot to the ground.
ild.05 As he spoke the Trojans drew close up, and Hector killed two men, both in one Chariot, Menesthes and Anchialus, heroes well versed in war.
ild.05 On her head she set her helmet of Gold, with four plumes, and coming to a peak both in front and behind decked with the emblems of a hundred cities; then she stepped into her flaming Chariot and grasped the spear, so stout and sturdy and strong, with which she quells the ranks of heroes who have displeased her.
ild.05 When they reached Troy and the place where its two flowing streams Simois and Scamander meet, there Juno stayed them and took them from the Chariot.
ild.05 With these words she put heart and soul into them all, while Minerva sprang to the side of the son of Tydeus, whom she found near his Chariot and Horses, cooling the wound that Pandarus had given him.
ild.05 With this she caught hold of Sthenelus and lifted him off the Chariot on to the ground.
ild.05 As soon as they were at close quarters he let fly with his Bronze spear over the reins and yoke, thinking to take Diomed s life, but Minerva caught the spear in her hand and made it fly harmlessly over the Chariot.
ild.06 Then Menelaus of the loud war cry took Adrestus alive, for his Horses ran into a tamarisk bush, as they were flying wildly over the plain, and broke the pole from the car; they went on towards the city along with the others in full flight, but Adrestus rolled out, and fell in the dust flat on his face by the wheel of his Chariot; Menelaus came up to him spear in hand, but Adrestus caught him by the knees begging for his life.
ild.06 He sprang from his Chariot, and went about everywhere among the host, brandishing his spears, urging the men on to fight, and raising the dread cry of battle.
ild.07 Glaucus, moreover, son of Hippolochus, captain of the Lycians, in hard hand to hand fight smote Iphinous son of Dexius on the shoulder, as he was springing on to his Chariot behind his fleet mares; so he fell to earth from the car, and there was no life left in him.
ild.08 He girded himself also with Gold about the body, seized his Gold whip and took his seat in his Chariot.
ild.08 There the father of Gods and men stayed his Horses, took them from the Chariot, and hid them in a thick cloud; then he took his seat all glorious upon the topmost crests, looking down upon the city of Troy and the ships of the Achaeans.
ild.08 Mount my Chariot and see what the Horses of Tros can do how cleverly they can scud hither and thither over the plain either in flight or in pursuit.
ild.08 Thereon the doughty squires, Sthenelus and kind hearted Eurymedon, saw to Nestor s Horses, while the two both mounted Diomed s Chariot.
ild.08 He missed him, but struck his Charioteer and squire Eniopeus son of noble Thebaeus in the breast by the nipple while the reins were in his hands, so that he died there and then, and the Horses swerved as he fell headlong from the Chariot.
ild.08 He had turned his Horses in flight, but the spear struck him in the back midway between his shoulders and went right through his chest, and his armour rang rattling round him as he fell forward from his Chariot.
ild.08 Cover him with glory though he is far off; I will promise and I will assuredly perform; if aegis bearing Jove and Minerva grant me to sack the city of Ilius, you shall have the next best meed of honour after my own a tripod, or two Horses with their Chariot, or a Woman who shall go up into your bed.
ild.08 The Horses swerved aside as he fell headlong from the Chariot, and there was no life left in him.
ild.08 Hector thereon with a loud cry sprang from his Chariot to the ground, and seizing a great stone made straight for Teucer with intent kill him.
ild.08 Then she stepped into her flaming Chariot, and grasped the spear so stout and sturdy and strong with which she quells the ranks of heroes who have displeased her.
ild.08 I will lame their Horses for them; I will hurl them from their Chariot, and will break it in pieces.
ild.08 This is what he says, and this is he means to do, he will lame your Horses for you, he will hurl you from your Chariot, and will break it in pieces.
ild.08 She turned her steeds; the Hours presently unyoked them, made them fast to their ambrosial mangers, and leaned the Chariot against the end wall of the courtyard.
ild.08 Presently father Jove drove his Chariot to Olympus, and entered the assembly of Gods.
ild.08 They took their sweating steeds from under the yoke, and made them fast each by his own Chariot.
ild.10 I will give him a Chariot and a couple of Horses, the fleetest that can be found at the ships of the Achaeans, if he will dare this thing; and he will win infinite honour to boot; he must go to the ships and find out whether they are still guarded as heretofore, or whether now that we have beaten them the Achaeans design to fly, and through sheer exhaustion are neglecting to keep their watches.
ild.10 But first hold up your sceptre and swear that you will give me the Chariot, bedight with Bronze, and the Horses that now carry the noble son of Peleus.
ild.10 He said he would give me the Horses of the noble son of Peleus and his Bronze bedizened Chariot; he bade me go through the darkness of the flying night, get close to the enemy, and find out whether the ships are still guarded as heretofore, or whether, now that we have beaten them, the Achaeans design to fly, and through sheer exhaustion are neglecting to keep their watches.
ild.10 His Chariot is bedight with Silver and Gold, and he has brought his marvellous Golden armour, of the rarest workmanship too splendid for any mortal man to carry, and meet only for the Gods.
ild.10 Rhesus was sleeping in the middle, and hard by him his Horses were made fast to the topmost rim of his Chariot.
ild.10 Meanwhile Ulysses untied the Horses, made them fast one to another and drove them off, striking them with his bow, for he had forgotten to take the whip from the Chariot.
ild.10 He was doubting whether to take the Chariot in which the king s armour was lying, and draw it out by the pole, or to lift the armour out and carry it off; or whether again, he should not kill some more Thracians.
ild.11 Agamemnon led them on, and slew first Bienor, a leader of his people, and afterwards his comrade and Charioteer Oileus, who sprang from his Chariot and was coming full towards him; but Agamemnon struck him on the forehead with his spear; his Bronze visor was of no avail against the weapon, which pierced both Bronze and bone, so that his brains were battered in and he was killed in full fight.
ild.11 He then went on to kill Isus and Antiphus two sons of Priam, the one a bastard, the other born in wedlock; they were in the same Chariot the bastard driving, while noble Antiphus fought beside him.
ild.11 Achilles had once taken both of them prisoners in the glades of Ida, and had bound them with fresh withes as they were shepherding, but he had taken a ransom for them; now, however, Agamemnon son of Atreus smote Isus in the chest above the nipple with his spear, while he struck Antiphus hard by the ear and threw him from his Chariot.
ild.11 It was Antimachus who had been foremost in preventing Helen s being restored to Menelaus, for he was largely bribed by Alexandrus; and now Agamemnon took his two sons, both in the same Chariot, trying to bring their Horses to a stand for they had lost hold of the reins and the Horses were mad with fear.
ild.11 The son of Atreus sprang upon them like a Lion, and the pair besought him from their Chariot.
ild.11 As he spoke he felled Pisander from his Chariot to the earth, smiting him on the chest with his spear, so that he lay face uppermost upon the ground.
ild.11 As when some mighty forest is all ablaze the eddying gusts whirl fire in all directions till the thickets shrivel and are consumed before the blast of the flame even so fell the heads of the flying Trojans before Agamemnon son of Atreus, and many a noble pair of steeds drew an empty Chariot along the highways of war, for lack of drivers who were lying on the plain, more useful now to Vultures than to their wives.
ild.11 Many a man was flung headlong from his Chariot by the hand of the son of Atreus, for he wielded his spear with fury.
ild.11 "Go," said he, "fleet Iris, and speak thus to Hector say that so long as he sees Agamemnon heading his men and making havoc of the Trojan ranks, he is to keep aloof and bid the others bear the brunt of the battle, but when Agamemnon is wounded either by spear or arrow, and takes to his Chariot, then will I vouchsafe him strength to slay till he reach the ships and night falls at the going down of the sun.
ild.11 Down she went to strong Ilius from the crests of Ida, and found Hector son of Priam standing by his Chariot and Horses.
ild.11 Then she said, Hector" son of Priam, peer of Gods in counsel, father Jove has sent me to bear you this message so long as you see Agamemnon heading his men and making havoc of the Trojan ranks, you are to keep aloof and bid the others bear the brunt of the battle, but when Agamemnon is wounded either by spear or arrow, and takes to his Chariot, then will Jove vouchsafe you strength to slay till you reach the ships, and till night falls at the going down of the sun.
ild.11 When she had thus spoken Iris left him, and Hector sprang full armed from his Chariot to the ground, brandishing his spear as he went about everywhere among the host, cheering his men on to fight, and stirring the dread strife of battle.
ild.11 He sprang on to his Chariot, and bade his Charioteer drive to the ships, for he was in great agony.
ild.11 With these words he struck Thymbraeus from his Chariot to the ground, smiting him in the left breast with his spear, while Ulysses killed Molion who was his squire.
ild.11 They then took two princes with their Chariot, the two sons of Merops of Percote, who excelled all others in the arts of divination.
ild.11 His Chariot was not at hand for him to fly with, so blindly confident had he been.
ild.11 The son of Tydeus having thrown his spear dashed in among the foremost fighters, to the place where he had seen it strike the ground; meanwhile Hector recovered himself and springing back into his Chariot mingled with the crowd, by which means he saved his life.
ild.11 Then he sprang on to his Chariot and bade the Charioteer drive him to the ships, for he was sick at heart.
ild.11 After these he struck Chersidamas in the loins under his shield as he had just sprung down from his Chariot; so he fell in the dust and clutched the earth in the hollow of his hand.
ild.11 Menelaus took Ulysses by the hand, and led him out of the press while his squire brought up his Chariot, but Ajax rushed furiously on the Trojans and killed Doryclus, a bastard son of Priam; then he wounded Pandocus, Lysandrus, Pyrasus, and Pylartes; as some swollen torrent comes rushing in full flood from the mountains on to the plain, big with the rain of heaven many a dry oak and many a pine does it engulf, and much mud does it bring down and cast into the sea even so did brave Ajax chase the foe furiously over the plain, slaying both men and Horses.
ild.11 The Achaeans were in great fear that as the fight had turned against them the Trojans might take him prisoner, and Idomeneus said to Nestor, Nestor" son of Neleus, honour to the Achaean name, mount your Chariot at once; take Machaon with you and drive your Horses to the ships as fast as you can.
ild.11 Nestor knight of Gerene did as Idomeneus had counselled; he at once mounted his Chariot, and Machaon son of the famed physician Aesculapius went with him.
ild.11 Ajax son of Telamon is driving them before him; I know him by the breadth of his shield: let us turn our Chariot and Horses thither, where Horse and foot are fighting most desperately, and where the cry of battle is loudest.
ild.11 With this he lashed his goodly steeds, and when they felt the whip they drew the Chariot full speed among the Achaeans and Trojans, over the bodies and shields of those that had fallen: the axle was bespattered with blood, and the rail round the car was covered with splashes both from the Horses hoofs and from the tyres of the wheels.
ild.11 When Nestor and Machaon had reached the tents of the son of Neleus, they dismounted, and an esquire, Eurymedon, took the Horses from the Chariot.
ild.11 I speared him as he was coming towards me, and when he fell headlong in the dust, I sprang upon his Chariot and took my place in the front ranks.
ild.12 They could neither jump it nor cross it, for it had overhanging banks all round upon either side, above which there were the sharp stakes that the sons of the Achaeans had planted so close and strong as a defence against all who would assail it; a Horse, therefore, could not get into it and draw his Chariot after him, but those who were on foot kept trying their very utmost.
ild.12 Cebriones was also joined with them as third in command, for Hector had left his Chariot in charge of a less valiant soldier.
ild.12 Nevermore was he to return to wind beaten Ilius, exulting in his Chariot and his Horses; ere he could do so, death of ill omened name had overshadowed him and he had fallen by the spear of Idomeneus the noble son of Deucalion.
ild.13 When he got there, he yoked his fleet brazen footed steeds with their manes of Gold all flying in the wind; he clothed himself in raiment of Gold, grasped his Gold whip, and took his stand upon his Chariot.
ild.13 As he went his way over the waves the sea monsters left their lairs, for they knew their lord, and came gambolling round him from every quarter of the deep, while the sea in her gladness opened a path before his Chariot.
ild.13 He fell as an oak, or poplar, or pine which shipwrights have felled for ship s timber upon the mountains with whetted axes even thus did he lie full length in front of his Chariot and Horses, grinding his teeth and clutching at the bloodstained just.
ild.13 He fell gasping from his Chariot and Antilochus great Nestor s son, drove his Horses from the Trojans to the Achaeans.
ild.13 Then Polites, own brother of Deiphobus passed his arms around his waist, and bore him away from the battle till he got to his Horses that were standing in the rear of the fight with the Chariot and their driver.
ild.13 The brave Paphlagonians tended him with all due care; they raised him into his Chariot, and bore him sadly off to the city of Troy; his father went also with him weeping bitterly, but there was no ransom that could bring his dead son to life again.
ild.13 He sprang in full armour from his Chariot and said, Polydamas", gather the chieftains here; I will go yonder into the fight, but will return at once when I have given them their orders.
ild.14 He went up to her and said, "What do you want that you have come hither from Olympus and that too with neither Chariot nor Horses to convey you?"
ild.14 His comrades then lifted him off the ground and bore him away from the battle to the place where his Horses stood waiting for him at the rear of the fight with their driver and the Chariot; these then took him towards the city groaning and in great pain.
ild.14 When they reached the ford of the air stream of Xanthus, begotten of Immortal Jove, they took him from off his Chariot and laid him down on the ground; they poured water over him, and as they did so he breathed again and opened his eyes.
ild.15 He fell from his Chariot and his Horses shook the empty car as they swerved aside.
ild.16 Meriones gave chase to Acamas on foot and caught him up just as he was about to mount his Chariot; he drove a spear through his right shoulder so that he fell headlong from the car, and his eyes were closed in darkness.
ild.16 Next he sprang on Thestor son of Enops, who was sitting all huddled up in his Chariot, for he had lost his head and the reins had been torn out of his hands.
ild.16 Patroclus went up to him and drove a spear into his right jaw; he thus hooked him by the teeth and the spear pulled him over the rim of his car, as one who sits at the end of some jutting rock and draws a strong fish out of the sea with a hook and a line even so with his spear did he pull Thestor all gaping from his Chariot; he then threw him down on his face and he died while falling.
ild.16 He sprang from his Chariot as he spoke, and Patroclus, when he saw this, leaped on to the ground also.
ild.16 The other two Horses began to plunge; the pole of the Chariot cracked and they got entangled in the reins through the fall of the Horse that was yoked along with them; but Automedon knew what to do; without the loss of a moment he drew the keen blade that hung by his sturdy thigh and cut the third Horse adrift; whereon the other two righted themselves, and pulling hard at the reins again went together into battle.
ild.16 He fell like some oak or Silver poplar or tall pine to which woodmen have laid their axes upon the mountains to make timber for ship building even so did he lie stretched at full length in front of his Chariot and Horses, moaning and clutching at the blood stained dust.
ild.16 First, therefore, he made Hector turn fainthearted, whereon he mounted his Chariot and fled, bidding the other Trojans fly also, for he saw that the scales of Jove had turned against him.
ild.16 Patroclus then sprang from his Chariot to the ground, with a spear in his left hand, and in his right a jagged stone as large as his hand could hold.
ild.16 He dropped dead from his Chariot as though he were diving, and there was no more life left in him.
ild.16 If we had been at sea this fellow would have dived from the ship s side and brought up as many oysters as the whole crew could stomach, even in rough water, for he has dived beautifully off his Chariot on to the ground.
ild.16 Hector sprang also from his Chariot to the ground.
ild.16 This man as soon as ever he had come up with his Chariot had dismounted Twenty men, so proficient was he in all the arts of war he it was, O knight Patroclus, that first drove a weapon into you, but he did not quite overpower you.
ild.17 But Ajax came up with his shield like wall before him, on which Hector withdrew under shelter of his men, and sprang on to his Chariot, giving the armour over to the Trojans to take to the city, as a great trophy for himself; Ajax, therefore, covered the body of Patroclus with his broad shield and bestrode him; as a Lion stands over his whelps if hunters have come upon him in a forest when he is with his little ones in the pride and fierceness of his strength he draws his knit brows down till they cover his eyes even so did Ajax bestride the body of Patroclus, and by his side stood Menelaus son of Atreus, nursing great sorrow in his heart.
ild.17 Automedon, valiant son of Diores, lashed them again and again; many a time did he speak kindly to them, and many a time did he upbraid them, but they would neither go back to the ships by the waters of the broad Hellespont, nor yet into battle among the Achaeans; they stood with their Chariot stock still, as a pillar set over the tomb of some dead man or Woman, and bowed their heads to the ground.
ild.17 He wagged his head, and muttered to himself, saying, "Poor things, why did we give you to King Peleus who is a mortal, while you are yourselves ageless and immortal? Was it that you might share the sorrows that befall mankind? for of all creatures that live and move upon the earth there is none so pitiable as he is still, Hector son of Priam shall drive neither you nor your Chariot.
ild.17 As he spoke he breathed heart and strength into the Horses so that they shook the dust from out of their manes, and bore their Chariot swiftly into the fight that raged between Trojans and Achaeans.
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 Alcimedon sprang on to the Chariot, and caught up the whip and reins, while Automedon leaped from off the car.
ild.17 As he spoke he took the blood stained spoils and laid them upon his Chariot; then he mounted the car with his hands and feet all steeped in gore as a Lion that has been gorging upon a Bull.
ild.17 Hector then aimed at Idomeneus son of Deucalion as he was standing on his Chariot, and very narrowly missed him, but the spear hit Coiranus, a follower and Charioteer of Meriones who had come with him from Lyctus.
ild.17 For Hector hit him on the jaw under the ear; the end of the spear drove out his teeth and cut his tongue in two pieces, so that he fell from his Chariot and let the reins fall to the ground.
ild.19 Automedon and Alcimus busied themselves with the harnessing of his Horses; they made the bands fast about them, and put the bit in their mouths, drawing the reins back towards the Chariot.
ild.20 Then he struck Hippodamas in the midriff as he was springing down from his Chariot in front of him, and trying to escape.
ild.20 After this he sprang on Laogonus and Dardanus, sons of Bias, and threw them from their Chariot, the one with a blow from a thrown spear, while the other he cut down in hand to hand fight.
ild.20 He then went in pursuit of Rhigmus, noble son of Peires, who had come from fertile Thrace, and struck him through the middle with a spear which fixed itself in his belly, so that he fell headlong from his Chariot.
ild.20 He also speared Areithous squire to Rhigmus in the back as he was turning his Horses in flight, and thrust him from his Chariot, while the Horses were struck with panic.
ild.21 There he found Lycaon, son of Priam seed of Dardanus, as he was escaping out of the water; he it was whom he had once taken prisoner when he was in his father s vineyard, having set upon him by night, as he was cutting young shoots from a wild fig tree to make the wicker sides of a Chariot.
ild.22 On this, with fell intent he made towards the city, and as the winning Horse in a Chariot race strains every nerve when he is flying over the plain, even so fast and furiously did the limbs of Achilles bear him onwards.
ild.22 As Horses in a Chariot race speed round the turning posts when they are running for some great prize a tripod or Woman at the games in honour of some dead hero, so did these two run full speed three times round the city of Priam.
ild.22 On this he treated the body of Hector with contumely: he pierced the sinews at the back of both his feet from heel to ancle and passed thongs of ox hide through the slits he had made: thus he made the body fast to his Chariot, letting the head trail upon the ground.
ild.22 Then when he had put the goodly armour on the Chariot and had himself mounted, he lashed his Horses on and they flew forward nothing loth.
ild.23 But Achilles would not let the Myrmidons go, and spoke to his brave comrades saying, Myrmidons", famed Horsemen and my own trusted friends, not yet, forsooth, let us unyoke, but with Horse and Chariot draw near to the body and mourn Patroclus, in due honour to the dead.
ild.23 When they had thrown down their great logs of Wood over the whole ground, they stayed all of them where they were, but Achilles ordered his brave Myrmidons to gird on their armour, and to yoke each man his Horses; they therefore rose, girded on their armour and mounted each his Chariot they and their Charioteers with them.
ild.23 The first prize he offered was for the Chariot races a Woman skilled in all useful arts, and a three legged cauldron that had ears for handles, and would hold Twenty two measures.
ild.23 Son" of Atreus, and all other Achaeans, these are the prizes that lie waiting the winners of the Chariot races.
ild.23 But do you others set yourselves in order throughout the host, whosoever has confidence in his Horses and in the strength of his Chariot.
ild.23 It may have been a monument to some one long since dead, or it may have been used as a doubling post in days gone by; now, however, it has been fixed on by Achilles as the mark round which the Chariots shall turn; hug it as close as you can, but as you stand in your Chariot lean over a little to the left; urge on your right hand Horse with voice and lash, and give him a loose rein, but let the left hand Horse keep so close in, that the nave of your wheel shall almost graze the post; but mind the stone, or you will wound your Horses and break your Chariot in pieces, which would be sport for others but confusion for yourself.
ild.23 They seemed as if about to mount Eumelus s Chariot, and he could feel their warm breath on his back and on his broad shoulders, for their heads were close to him as they flew over the course.
ild.23 Eumelus was thrown from his Chariot close to the wheel; his elbows, mouth, and nostrils were all torn, and his forehead was bruised above his eyebrows; his eyes filled with tears and he could find no utterance.
ild.23 The son of Atreus was afraid and shouted out, Antilochus", you are driving recklessly; rein in your Horses; the road is too narrow here, it will be wider soon, and you can pass me then; if you foul my Chariot you may bring both of us to a mischief.
ild.23 I suppose he must have been thrown out there, and broken his Chariot, while his mares have left the course and gone off wildly in a panic.
ild.23 Eumelus s Horses are in front now, as they always have been, and he is on the Chariot holding the reins.
ild.23 The sand and grit rained thick on the driver, and the Chariot inlaid with Gold and tin ran close behind his fleet Horses.
ild.23 Forthwith he sprang from his goodly Chariot, and leaned his whip against his Horses yoke; brave Sthenelus now lost no time, but at once brought on the prize, and gave the Woman and the ear handled cauldron to his comrades to take away.
ild.23 Next after him came in Antilochus of the race of Neleus, who had passed Menelaus by a trick and not by the fleetness of his Horses; but even so Menelaus came in as close behind him as the wheel is to the Horse that draws both the Chariot and its master.
ild.23 The end hairs of a Horse s tail touch the tyre of the wheel, and there is never much space between wheel and Horse when the Chariot is going; Menelaus was no further than this behind Antilochus, though at first he had been a full disc s throw behind him.
ild.23 Last of them all came the son of Admetus, dragging his Chariot and driving his Horses on in front.
ild.23 Achilles"," said he, "I shall take it much amiss if you do this thing; you would rob me of my prize, because you think Eumelus s Chariot and Horses were thrown out, and himself too, good man that he is.
ild.23 Come here, Antilochus, and stand, as our custom is, whip in hand before your Chariot and Horses; lay your hand on your steeds, and swear by earth encircling Neptune that you did not purposely and guilefully get in the way of my Horses.
ild.23 In Chariot racing alone did the two sons of Actor surpass me by crowding their Horses in front of me, for they were angry at the way victory had gone, and at the greater part of the prizes remaining in the place in which they had been offered.
ild.24 Then, when he saw dawn breaking over beach and sea, he yoked his Horses to his Chariot, and bound the body of Hector behind it that he might drag it about.
ild.24 man may lose one far dearer than Achilles has lost a son, it may be, or a brother born from his own mother s womb; yet when he has mourned him and wept over him he will let him bide, for it takes much sorrow to kill a man; whereas Achilles, now that he has slain noble Hector, drags him behind his Chariot round the tomb of his comrade.
ild.24 The old man made haste to mount his Chariot, and drove out through the inner gateway and under the echoing gatehouse of the outer court.
ild.24 The bringer of good luck then sprang on to the Chariot, and seizing the whip and reins he breathed fresh spirit into the Mules and Horses.
ild.24 Then he sprang from the Chariot on to the ground and said, Sir", it is I, immortal Mercury, that am come with you, for my father sent me to escort you.
ild.24 Priam sprang from his Chariot to the ground, leaving Idaeus where he was, in charge of the Mules and Horses.
ild.24 No one neither man nor Woman saw them, till Cassandra, fair as Golden Venus standing on Pergamus, caught sight of her dear father in his Chariot, and his servant that was the city s herald with him.
ild.24 They would have stayed before the gates, weeping and lamenting the livelong day to the going down of the sun, had not Priam spoken to them from the Chariot and said, "Make way for the Mules to pass you.

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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