Eumelus

Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 21 Sep 2011 14:58 and updated at 21 Sep 2011 14:58

ILIAD NOUN

ild.02 And those that held Pherae by the Boebean lake, with Boebe, Glaphyrae, and the populous city of Iolcus, these with their Eleven ships were led by Eumelus, son of Admetus, whom Alcestis bore to him, loveliest of the daughters of Pelias.
ild.02 They were driven by Eumelus, and were as fleet as birds.
ild.23 First among them all uprose Eumelus, king of men, son of Admetus, a man excellent in Horsemanship.
ild.23 Achilles shook the helmet, and the lot of Antilochus son of Nestor fell out first; next came that of King Eumelus, and after his, those of Menelaus son of Atreus and of Meriones.
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 Eumelus s Horses are in front now, as they always have been, and he is on the Chariot holding the reins.
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 Antilochus", if you would have me find Eumelus another prize, I will give him the Bronze breastplate with a rim of tin running all round it which I took from Asteropaeus.
ild.23 Achilles then gave it over to Eumelus, who received it gladly.

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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