Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 23 Sep 2011 08:01 and updated at 23 Sep 2011 08:01


ild.02 Thoas, son of Andraemon, commanded the Aetolians, who dwelt in Pleuron, Olenus, Pylene, Chalcis by the sea, and rocky Calydon, for the great king Oeneus had now no sons living, and was himself dead, as was also golden haired Meleager, who had been set over the Aetolians to be their king.
ild.05 I stand by you too to protect you, and I bid you be instant in fighting the Trojans; but either you are tired out, or you are afraid and out of heart, and in that case I say that you are no true son of Tydeus the son of Oeneus.
ild.06 Great Oeneus once entertained Bellerophon for Twenty days, and the two exchanged presents.
ild.06 Oeneus gave a belt rich with purple, and Bellerophon a double cup, which I left at home when I set out for Troy.
ild.09 For Diana of the Golden throne was angry and did them hurt because Oeneus had not offered her his harvest first fruits.
ild.09 But Meleager son of Oeneus got huntsmen and hounds from many cities and killed it for it was so monstrous that not a few were needed, and many a man did it stretch upon his funeral pyre.
ild.09 The old warrior Oeneus implored him, standing at the threshold of his room and beating the doors in supplication.
ild.10 When the son of Tydeus came to the king, he killed him too (which made thirteen), as he was breathing hard, for by the counsel of Minerva an evil dream, the seed of Oeneus, hovered that night over his head.
ild.14 The third was the knight Oeneus, my father s father, and he was the most valiant of them all.
ild.21 Therein he slew Thersilochus, Mydon, Astypylus, Mnesus, Thrasius, Oeneus, and Ophelestes, and he would have slain yet others, had not the river in anger taken human form, and spoken to him from out the deep waters saying, Achilles", if you excel all in strength, so do you also in wickedness, for the Gods are ever with you to protect you: if, then, the son of Saturn has vouchsafed it to you to destroy all the Trojans, at any rate drive them out of my stream, and do your grim work on land.

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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