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


ild.05 He sprang upon them as a Lion fastens on the neck of some Cow or heifer when the herd is feeding in a coppice.
ild.15 Or as a savage Lion attacking a herd of cows while they are feeding by thousands in the low lying meadows by some wide watered shore the herdsman is at his wit s end how to protect his herd and keeps going about now in the van and now in the rear of his Cattle, while the Lion springs into the thick of them and fastens on a Cow so that they all tremble for fear even so were the Achaeans utterly panic stricken by Hector and father Jove.
ild.17 As a Cow stands lowing over her first calf, even so did yellow haired Menelaus bestride Patroclus.
ild.23 Thus did he pray, and Pallas Minerva heard his prayer; she made his hands and his feet feel light, and when the runners were at the point of pouncing upon the prize, Ajax, through Minerva s spite slipped upon some offal that was lying there from the Cattle which Achilles had slaughtered in honour of Patroclus, and his mouth and nostrils were all filled with Cow dung.

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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