Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 22 Sep 2011 10:59 and updated at 22 Sep 2011 10:59


ild.01 And which of the Gods was it that set them on to quarrel? It was the son of Jove and Leto; for he was angry with the king and sent a pestilence upon the host to plague the people, because the son of Atreus had dishonoured Chryses his priest.
ild.01 Not a word he spoke, but went by the shore of the sounding sea and prayed apart to King Apollo whom lovely Leto had borne.
ild.14 There was queen Ceres again, and lovely Leto, and yourself but with none of these was I ever so much enamoured as I now am with you.
ild.16 Fate and the son of Leto have overpowered me, and among mortal men Euphorbus; you are yourself third only in the killing of me.
ild.19 Neither was it through any sloth or slackness on our part that the Trojans stripped Patroclus of his armour; it was the mighty God whom lovely Leto bore that slew him as he fought among the foremost, and vouchsafed a triumph to Hector.
ild.20 Mars of gleaming helmet joined the Trojans, and with him Apollo of locks unshorn, and the archer Goddess Diana, Leto, Xanthus, and laughter loving Venus.
ild.20 Apollo with his arrows took his stand to face King Neptune, while Minerva took hers against the God of war; the archer goddess Diana with her Golden arrows, sister of far darting Apollo, stood to face Juno; Mercury the lusty bringer of good luck faced Leto, while the mighty eddying river whom men can Scamander, but Gods Xanthus, matched himself against Vulcan.
ild.21 Then the slayer of Argus, guide and guardian, said to Leto, Leto", I shall not fight you; it is ill to come to blows with any of Jove s wives.
ild.21 Leto then gathered up Diana s bow and arrows that had fallen about amid the whirling dust, and when she had got them she made all haste after her daughter.
ild.24 Apollo killed the sons with arrows from his Silver bow, to punish Niobe, and Diana slew the daughters, because Niobe had vaunted herself against Leto; she said Leto had borne two children only, whereas she had herself borne many whereon the two killed the many.

Arise Greece! from thy silent sleep, 2000 years long it is! Forget not, thy ancient culture, beautiful and marvelous it is!

Share:- Facebook