Elis

Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 21 Sep 2011 14:50 and updated at 21 Sep 2011 14:50

ILIAD NOUN

ild.02 The men, moreover, of Buprasium and of Elis, so much of it as is enclosed between Hyrmine, Myrsinus upon the sea shore, the rock Olene and Alesium.
ild.02 And those of Dulichium with the sacred Echinean islands, who dwelt beyond the sea off Elis; these were led by Meges, peer of Mars, and the son of valiant Phyleus, dear to Jove, who quarrelled with his father, and went to settle in Dulichium.
ild.11 Will he wait till the ships, do what we may, are in a blaze, and we perish one upon the other? As for me, I have no strength nor stay in me any longer; would that I Were still young and strong as in the days when there was a fight between us and the men of Elis about some Cattle raiding.
ild.11 I then killed Itymoneus the valiant son of Hypeirochus a dweller in Elis, as I was driving in the spoil; he was hit by a dart thrown my hand while fighting in the front rank in defence of his cows, so he fell and the country people around him were in great fear.
ild.11 At daybreak the heralds went round crying that all in Elis to whom there was a debt owing should come; and the leading Pylians assembled to divide the spoils.
ild.11 My father chose a herd of Cattle and a great flock of Sheep three hundred in all and he took their shepherds with him, for there was a great debt due to him in Elis, to wit four Horses, winners of prizes.

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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