Olive

Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 23 Sep 2011 08:02 and updated at 23 Sep 2011 08:02

ILIAD NOUN

ild.13 Pisander then seized the Bronze battle axe, with its long and polished handle of Olive Wood that hung by his side under his shield, and the two made at one another.
ild.14 She cleansed all the dirt from her fair body with ambrosia, then she anointed herself with Olive oil, ambrosial, very soft, and scented specially for herself if it were so much as shaken in the Bronze floored house of Jove, the scent pervaded the universe of heaven and earth.
ild.17 As one who has grown a fine young Olive tree in a clear space where there is abundance of water the plant is full of promise, and though the winds beat upon it from every quarter it puts forth its white blossoms till the blasts of some fierce hurricane sweep down upon it and level it with the ground even so did Menelaus strip the fair youth Euphorbus of his armour after he had slain him.

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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