Hecuba

Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 21 Sep 2011 15:11 and updated at 21 Sep 2011 15:11

ILIAD NOUN

ild.06 Hecuba took out the largest robe, and the one that was most beautifully enriched with embroidery, as an offering to Minerva: it glittered like a star, and lay at the very bottom of the chest.
ild.06 Well do I know that the day will surely come when mighty Ilius shall be destroyed with Priam and Priam s people, but I grieve for none of these not even for Hecuba, nor King Priam, nor for my brothers many and brave who may fall in the dust before their foes for none of these do I grieve as for yourself when the day shall come on which some one of the Achaeans shall rob you for ever of your freedom, and bear you weeping away.
ild.16 As he was thus doubting Phoebus Apollo drew near him in the likeness of a young and lusty warrior Asius, who was Hector s uncle, being own brother to Hecuba, and son of Dymas who lived in Phrygia by the waters of the river Sangarius; in his likeness Jove s son Apollo now spoke to Hector saying, Hector", why have you left off fighting? It is ill done of you.
ild.22 And Hector answered, Deiphobus", you have always been dearest to me of all my brothers, children of Hecuba and Priam, but henceforth I shall rate you yet more highly, inasmuch as you have ventured outside the wall for my sake when all the others remain inside.
ild.22 Hecuba then raised the cry of wailing among the Trojans.
ild.24 Then he went down into his fragrant store room, high vaulted, and made of cedar wood, where his many treasures were kept, and he called Hecuba his wife.
ild.24 Then Hecuba came to them all sorrowful, with a Golden goblet of wine in her right hand, that they might make a drink offering before they set out.
ild.24 Hecuba in her turn took up the strains of woe.

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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