Iphidamas

Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 22 Sep 2011 10:48 and updated at 22 Sep 2011 10:48

ILIAD NOUN

ild.11 Tell me now ye Muses that dwell in the mansions of Olympus, who, whether of the Trojans or of their allies, was first to face Agamemnon? It was Iphidamas son of Antenor, a man both brave and of great stature, who was brought up in fertile Thrace the mother of Sheep.
ild.11 When they were close up with one another, the son of Atreus missed his aim, and Iphidamas hit him on the girdle below the cuirass and then flung himself upon him, trusting to his strength of arm; the girdle, however, was not pierced, nor nearly so, for the point of the spear struck against the Silver and was turned aside as though it had been lead: King Agamemnon caught it from his hand, and drew it towards him with the fury of a Lion; he then drew his sword, and killed Iphidamas by striking him on the neck.
ild.11 Agamemnon was convulsed with pain, but still not even for this did he leave off struggling and fighting, but grasped his spear that flew as fleet as the wind, and sprang upon Coon who was trying to drag off the body of his brother his father s son by the foot, and was crying for help to all the bravest of his comrades; but Agamemnon struck him with a Bronze shod spear and killed him as he was dragging the dead body through the press of men under cover of his shield: he then cut off his head, standing over the body of Iphidamas.

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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