Muses

Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 23 Sep 2011 07:52 and updated at 23 Sep 2011 07:52

ILIAD NOUN

ild.01 Apollo struck his lyre, and the Muses lifted up their sweet voices, calling and answering one another.
ild.02 And now, O Muses, dwellers in the mansions of Olympus, tell me for you are Goddesses and are in all places so that you see all things, while we know nothing but by report who were the chiefs and princes of the Danaans? As for the common soldiers, they were so that I could not name every single one of them though I had Ten tongues, and though my voice failed not and my heart were of Bronze within me, unless you, O Olympian Muses, daughters of aegis bearing Jove, were to recount them to me.
ild.02 The men of Pylos and Arene, and Thryum where is the ford of the river Alpheus; strong Aipy, Cyparisseis, and Amphigenea; Pteleum, Helos, and Dorium, where the Muses met Thamyris, and stilled his minstrelsy for ever.
ild.02 He was returning from Oechalia, where Eurytus lived and reigned, and boasted that he would surpass even the Muses, daughters of aegis bearing Jove, if they should sing against him; whereon they were angry, and maimed him.
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.14 Tell me now, O Muses that dwell on Olympus, who was the first of the Argives to bear away blood stained spoils after Neptune lord of the earthquake had turned the fortune of war.
ild.16 And now, tell me, O Muses that hold your mansions on Olympus, how fire was thrown upon the ships of the Achaeans.

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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