Created by Sreeja Jijith at 22 Sep 2011 13:04 and updated at 22 Sep 2011 13:04


ild.01 "Hear me," he cried, "O God of the Silver bow, that protectest Chryse and holy Cilla and rulest Tenedos with thy might, hear me oh thou of Sminthe.
ild.01 He sat himself down away from the ships with a face as dark as night, and his Silver bow rang death as he shot his arrow in the midst of them.
ild.01 He stayed his hand on the Silver hilt of his sword, and thrust it back into the scabbard as Minerva bade him.
ild.01 "Hear me," he cried, "O God of the Silver bow, that protectest Chryse and holy Cilla, and rulest Tenedos with thy might.
ild.01 But Juno, when she saw him, knew that he and the old Merman s daughter, Silver footed Thetis, had been hatching mischief, so she at once began to upbraid him.
ild.02 He bound his sandals on to his comely feet, and slung his Silver studded sword about his shoulders; then he took the imperishable staff of his father, and sallied forth to the ships of the Achaeans.
ild.02 They do not mingle with the Silver eddies of the Peneus, but flow on the top of them like oil; for the Titaresius is a branch of dread Orcus and of the river Styx.
ild.02 Apollo, of the Silver bow, had bred them in Perea both of them mares, and terrible as Mars in battle.
ild.02 Odius and Epistrophus were captains over the Halizoni from distant Alybe, where there are mines of Silver.
ild.03 First he greaved his legs with greaves of good make and fitted with ancle clasps of Silver; after this he donned the cuirass of his brother Lycaon, and fitted it to his own body; he hung his Silver studded sword of Bronze about his shoulders, and then his mighty shield.
ild.05 There, within the mighty sanctuary, Latona and Diana healed him and made him glorious to behold, while Apollo of the Silver bow fashioned a wraith in the likeness of Aeneas, and armed as he was.
ild.05 The naves of the wheels were Silver, turning round the axle upon either side.
ild.05 The car itself was made with plaited bands of Gold and Silver, and it had a double top rail running all round it.
ild.05 From the body of the car there went a pole of Silver, on to the end of which she bound the Golden yoke, with the bands of Gold that were to go under the necks of the Horses Then Juno put her steeds under the yoke, eager for battle and the war cry.
ild.07 On this he gave Ajax a Silver studded sword with its sheath and leathern baldric, and in return Ajax gave him a girdle dyed with purple.
ild.09 When they reached the ships and tents of the Myrmidons, they found Achilles playing on a lyre, fair, of cunning workmanship, and its cross bar was of Silver.
ild.10 His Chariot is bedight with Silver and Gold, and he has brought his marvellous Golden armour, of the rarest workmanship too splendid for any mortal man to carry, and meet only for the Gods.
ild.11 First he girded his goodly greaves about his legs, making them fast with ankle clasps of Silver; and about his chest he set the breastplate which Cinyras had once given him as a guest gift.
ild.11 About his shoulders he threw his sword, studded with bosses of Gold; and the scabbard was of Silver with a chain of Gold wherewith to hang it.
ild.11 The band for the arm to go through was of Silver, on which there was a writhing snake of cyanus with three heads that sprang from a single neck, and went in and out among one another.
ild.11 When they were close up with one another, the son of Atreus missed his aim, and Iphidamas hit him on the girdle below the cuirass and then flung himself upon him, trusting to his strength of arm; the girdle, however, was not pierced, nor nearly so, for the point of the spear struck against the Silver and was turned aside as though it had been lead: King Agamemnon caught it from his hand, and drew it towards him with the fury of a Lion; he then drew his sword, and killed Iphidamas by striking him on the neck.
ild.14 The spear struck him where two bands passed over his chest the band of his shield and that of his Silver studded sword and these protected his body.
ild.16 First he greaved his legs with greaves of good make, and fitted with ancle clasps of Silver; after this he donned the cuirass of the son of Aeacus, richly inlaid and studded.
ild.16 He hung his Silver studded sword of Bronze about his shoulders, and then his mighty shield.
ild.16 Then Achilles went inside his tent and opened the lid of the strong chest which Silver footed Thetis had given him to take on board ship, and which she had filled with shirts, cloaks to keep out the cold, and good thick rugs.
ild.16 He fell like some oak or Silver poplar or tall pine to which woodmen have laid their axes upon the mountains to make timber for ship building even so did he lie stretched at full length in front of his Chariot and Horses, moaning and clutching at the blood stained dust.
ild.17 His hair which was like that of the Graces, and his locks so deftly bound in bands of Silver and Gold, were all bedrabbled with blood.
ild.18 Then Silver footed Thetis answered, "My son, what you have said is true.
ild.18 When she had so said, they dived forthwith beneath the waves, while Silver footed Thetis went her way that she might bring the armour for her son.
ild.18 While he was thus at work Silver footed Thetis came to the house.
ild.18 The Goddess led the way as she spoke, and bade Thetis sit on a richly decorated seat inlaid with Silver; there was a footstool also under her feet.
ild.18 He set the bellows away from the fire, and gathered his tools into a Silver chest.
ild.18 He threw tough copper into the fire, and tin, with Silver and Gold; he set his great anvil on its block, and with one hand grasped his mighty hammer while he took the tongs in the other.
ild.18 First he shaped the shield so great and strong, adorning it all over and binding it round with a gleaming circuit in three layers; and the baldric was made of Silver.
ild.18 The bunches overhead were black, but the vines were trained on poles of Silver.
ild.18 The girls were crowned with garlands, while the young men had daggers of Gold that hung by Silver baldrics; sometimes they would dance deftly in a ring with merry twinkling feet, as it were a potter sitting at his work and making trial of his wheel to see whether it will run, and sometimes they would go all in line with one another, and much people was gathered joyously about the green.
ild.19 Silver footed Thetis answered, "My son, be not disquieted about this matter.
ild.19 He slung the Silver studded sword of Bronze about his shoulders, and then took up the shield so great and strong that shone afar with a splendour as of the moon.
ild.21 The other half were hemmed in by the deep Silver eddying stream, and fell into it with a great uproar.
ild.21 The river with its broad Silver stream shall serve you in no stead, for all the Bulls you offered him and all the Horses that you flung living into his waters.
ild.21 But the river said to Apollo, "Surely, son of Jove, lord of the Silver bow, you are not obeying the commands of Jove who charged you straitly that you should stand by the Trojans and defend them, till twilight fades, and darkness is over an the earth.
ild.23 The son of Peleus then offered prizes for speed in running a mixing bowl beautifully wrought, of pure Silver.
ild.23 He stood up and said among the Argives, "We bid two champions put on their armour, take their keen blades, and make trial of one another in the presence of the multitude; whichever of them can first wound the flesh of the other, cut through his armour, and draw blood, to him will I give this goodly Thracian sword inlaid with Silver, which I took from Asteropaeus, but the armour let both hold in partnership, and I will give each of them a hearty meal in my own tent.
ild.24 "This were well," she cried, "O lord of the Silver bow, if you would give like honour to Hector and to Achilles; but Hector was mortal and suckled at a Woman s breast, whereas Achilles is the offspring of a Goddess whom I myself reared and brought up.
ild.24 Silver footed Thetis did as the God had told her, and forthwith down she darted from the topmost summits of Olympus.
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.

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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