Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 21 Sep 2011 15:04 and updated at 21 Sep 2011 15:04


ild.02 Sarpedon and Glaucus led the Lycians from their distant land, by the eddying waters of the Xanthus.
ild.06 Then Glaucus son of Hippolochus, and the son of Tydeus went into the open space between the hosts to fight in single combat.
ild.06 He was the son of Aeolus, and had a son named Glaucus, who was father to Bellerophon, whom heaven endowed with the most surpassing comeliness and beauty.
ild.06 But the son of Saturn made Glaucus take leave of his wits, for he exchanged Golden armour for Bronze, the worth of a hundred head of Cattle for the worth of nine.
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.12 Sarpedon was captain over the allies, and took with him Glaucus and Asteropaeus whom he deemed most valiant after himself for he was far the best man of them all.
ild.12 Then he said to Glaucus son of Hippolochus, Glaucus", why in Lycia do we receive especial honour as regards our place at table? Why are the choicest portions served us and our cups kept brimming, and why do men look up to us as though we were Gods? Moreover we hold a large estate by the banks of the river Xanthus, fair with orchard lawns and wheat growing land; it becomes us, therefore, to take our stand at the head of all the Lycians and bear the brunt of the fight, that one may say to another, Our princes in Lycia eat the fat of the land and drink best of wine, but they are fine fellows; they fight well and are ever at the front in battle.
ild.12 Glaucus heeded his saying, and the pair forthwith led on the host of Lycians.
ild.12 Then Teucer wounded Glaucus the brave son of Hippolochus as he was coming on to attack the wall.
ild.12 He saw his shoulder bare and aimed an arrow at it, which made Glaucus leave off fighting.
ild.12 Sarpedon was stung with grief when he saw Glaucus leave him, still he did not leave off fighting, but aimed his spear at Alcmaon the son of Thestor and hit him.
ild.14 The sons of the Achaeans came running with a loud cry towards him, hoping to drag him away, and they showered their darts on the Trojans, but none of them could wound him before he was surrounded and covered by the princes Polydamas, Aeneas, Agenor, Sarpedon captain of the Lycians, and noble Glaucus: of the others, too, there was not one who was unmindful of him, and they held their round shields over him to cover him.
ild.16 He called on his trusty comrade and said, Glaucus", my brother, hero among heroes, put forth all your strength, fight with might and main, now if ever quit yourself like a valiant soldier.
ild.16 Glaucus was overcome with grief when he heard what Sarpedon said, for he could not help him.
ild.16 He had to support his arm with his other hand, being in great pain through the wound which Teucer s arrow had given him when Teucer was defending the wall as he, Glaucus, was assailing it.
ild.16 Glaucus perceived this, and was thankful that the mighty God had answered his prayer; forthwith, therefore, he went among the Lycian captains, and bade them come to fight about the body of Sarpedon.
ild.16 Glaucus, captain of the Lycians, was the first to rally them, by killing Bathycles son of Chalcon who lived in Hellas and was the richest man among the Myrmidons.
ild.16 Glaucus turned round suddenly, just as Bathycles who was pursuing him was about to lay hold of him, and drove his spear right into the middle of his chest, whereon he fell heavily to the ground, and the fall of so good a man filled the Achaeans with dismay, while the Trojans were exultant, and came up in a body round the corpse.
ild.17 Then Glaucus son of Hippolochus looked fiercely at Hector and rebuked him sternly.
ild.17 Hector scowled at him and answered, Glaucus", you should know better.
ild.17 He went about among them and cheered them on Mesthles, Glaucus, Medon, Thersilochus, Asteropaeus, Deisenor and Hippothous, Phorcys, Chromius and Ennomus the augur.

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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