Peneleos

Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 23 Sep 2011 08:14 and updated at 23 Sep 2011 08:14

ILIAD NOUN

ild.02 Peneleos, Leitus, Arcesilaus, Prothoenor, and Clonius were captains of the Boeotians.
ild.13 First he went up to Teucer and Leitus, the hero Peneleos, and Thoas and Deipyrus; Meriones also and Antilochus, valiant warriors; all did he exhort.
ild.14 His taunts infuriated the Argives, and Peneleos was more enraged than any of them.
ild.14 Ilioneus was his only son, and Peneleos now wounded him in the eye under his eyebrows, tearing the eye ball from its socket: the spear went right through the eye into the nape of the neck, and he fell, stretching out both hands before him.
ild.14 Peneleos then drew his sword and smote him on the neck, so that both head and helmet came tumbling down to the ground with the spear still sticking in the eye; he then held up the head, as though it had been a poppy head, and showed it to the Trojans, vaunting over them as he did so.
ild.16 Peneleos and Lycon now met in close fight, for they had missed each other with their spears.
ild.16 Lycon struck the plumed crest of Peneleos helmet but his sword broke at the hilt, while Peneleos smote Lycon on the neck under the ear.
ild.17 The panic was begun by Peneleos the Boeotian, for while keeping his face turned ever towards the foe he had been hit with a spear on the upper part of the shoulder; a spear thrown by Polydamas had grazed the top of the bone, for Polydamas had come up to him and struck him from close at hand.

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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