Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 23 Sep 2011 09:44 and updated at 23 Sep 2011 09:44


ild.23 Achilles next offered a prize of Iron for archery Ten double edged axes and Ten with single eddies: he set up a ship s mast, some way off upon the sands, and with a fine string tied a Pigeon to it by the foot; this was what they were to aim at.
ild.23 "Whoever," he said, "can hit the Pigeon shall have all the axes and take them away with him; he who hits the string without hitting the bird will have taken a worse aim and shall have the single edged axes.
ild.23 Meriones, who had his arrow ready while Teucer was aiming, snatched the bow out of his hand, and at once promised that he would sacrifice a Hecatomb of firstling lambs to Apollo lord of the bow; then espying the Pigeon high up under the clouds, he hit her in the middle of the wing as she was circling upwards; the arrow went clean through the wing and fixed itself in the ground at Meriones feet, but the bird perched on the ship s mast hanging her head and with all her feathers drooping; the life went out of her, and she fell heavily from the mast.

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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