Men

Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 22 Sep 2011 12:36 and updated at 22 Sep 2011 12:36

ILIAD NOUN

ild.02 Men call it Batieia, but the Gods know that it is the tomb of lithe Myrine.
ild.06 And the son of Hippolochus answered, son of Tydeus, why ask me of my lineage? Men come and go as leaves year by year upon the trees.
ild.09 Men servants poured water over the hands of the guests, while pages filled the mixing bowls with wine and water, and handed it round after giving every man his drink offering; then, when they had made their offerings, and had drunk each as much as he was minded, the envoys set out from the tent of Agamemnon son of Atreus; and Nestor, looking first to one and then to another, but most especially at Ulysses, was instant with them that they should prevail with the noble son of Peleus.
ild.15 Men who respect each other s good opinion are less likely to be killed than those who do not, but in flight there is neither gain nor glory.
ild.16 Men swarmed about the body, as flies that buzz round the full milk pails in spring when they are brimming with milk even so did they gather round Sarpedon; nor did Jove turn his keen eyes away for one moment from the fight, but kept looking at it all the time, for he was settling how best to kill Patroclus, and considering whether Hector should be allowed to end him now in the fight round the body of Sarpedon, and strip him of his armour, or whether he should let him give yet further trouble to the Trojans.
ild.18 Men are killing one another, the Danaans in defence of the dead body, while the Trojans are trying to hale it away, and take it to wind Ilius: Hector is the most furious of them all; he is for cutting the head from the body and fixing it on the stakes of the wall.
ild.20 Men say that you are son to noble Peleus, and that your mother is Thetis, fair haired daughter of the sea.

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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