Niobe

Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 23 Sep 2011 07:58 and updated at 23 Sep 2011 07:58

ILIAD NOUN

ild.24 Even lovely Niobe had to think about eating, though her Twelve children Six daughters and Six lusty sons had been all slain in her house.
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.
ild.24 Nine days did they lie weltering, and there was none to bury them, for the son of Saturn turned the people into stone; but on the tenth day the Gods in heaven themselves buried them, and Niobe then took food, being worn out with weeping.

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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