Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 21 Sep 2011 14:37 and updated at 21 Sep 2011 14:37


ild.02 The Dardanians were led by brave Aeneas, whom Venus bore to Anchises, when she, Goddess though she was, had lain with him upon the mountain slopes of Ida.
ild.03 Then Agamemnon, king of men, spoke, saying, "Hear me, Trojans, Dardanians, and allies.
ild.07 "Hear me he said, Trojans", Dardanians, and allies, that I may speak even as I am minded.
ild.07 On this, when Paris had spoken and taken his seat, Priam of the race of Dardanus, peer of Gods in council, rose and with all sincerity and goodwill addressed them thus: "Hear me, Trojans, Dardanians, and allies, that I may speak even as I am minded.
ild.07 The Trojans and Dardanians were gathered in council waiting his return; when he came, he stood in their midst and delivered his message.
ild.08 Son" of Tydeus," replied Nestor, "what mean you? Though Hector say that you are a coward the Trojans and Dardanians will not believe him, nor yet the wives of the mighty warriors whom you have laid low.
ild.08 Hector then shouted to them and said, Trojans", Lycians, and Dardanians, lovers of close fighting, be men, my friends, and fight with might and with main; I see that Jove is minded to vouchsafe victory and great glory to myself, while he will deal destruction upon the Danaans.
ild.08 "Hear me," said he, Trojans", Dardanians, and allies.
ild.13 The Trojans advanced in a dense body, with Hector at their head pressing right on as a rock that comes thundering down the side of some mountain from whose brow the winter torrents have torn it; the foundations of the dull thing have been loosened by floods of rain, and as it bounds headlong on its way it sets the whole forest in an uproar; it swerves neither to right nor left till it reaches level ground, but then for all its fury it can go no further even so easily did Hector for a while seem as though he would career through the tents and ships of the Achaeans till he had reached the sea in his murderous course; but the closely serried battalions stayed him when he reached them, for the sons of the Achaeans thrust at him with swords and spears pointed at both ends, and drove him from them so that he staggered and gave ground; thereon he shouted to the Trojans, Trojans", Lycians, and Dardanians, fighters in close combat, stand firm: the Achaeans have set themselves as a wall against me, but they will not check me for long; they will give ground before me if the mightiest of the Gods, the thundering spouse of Juno, has indeed inspired my onset.
ild.15 When Hector saw his cousin fallen in front of the ship he shouted to the Trojans and Lycians saying, Trojans", Lycians, and Dardanians good in close fight, bate not a jot, but rescue the son of Clytius lest the Achaeans strip him of his armour now that he has fallen.
ild.15 When Hector saw that Teucer s bow was of no more use to him, he shouted out to the Trojans and Lycians, Trojans", Lycians, and Dardanians good in close fight, be men, my friends, and show your mettle here at the ships, for I see the weapon of one of their chieftains made useless by the hand of Jove.
ild.17 As he spoke he called loudly on the Trojans saying, Trojans", Lycians, and Dardanians, fighters in close combat, be men, my friends, and fight might and main, while I put on the goodly armour of Achilles, which I took when I killed Patroclus.

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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