Created by Sreeja Jijith at 22 Sep 2011 13:12 and updated at 22 Sep 2011 13:12


ild.01 But Agamemnon did not forget the threat that he had made Achilles, and called his trusty messengers and squires Talthybius and Eurybates.
ild.03 Hector sent two messengers to the city to bring the lambs and to bid Priam come, while Agamemnon told Talthybius to fetch the other lamb from the ships, and he did as Agamemnon had said.
ild.04 He then said to Talthybius, Talthybius", tell Machaon, son to the great physician, Aesculapius, to come and see Menelaus immediately.
ild.04 Talthybius did as he was told, and went about the host trying to find Machaon.
ild.07 Thereon they would have hacked at one another in close combat with their swords, had not heralds, messengers of Gods and men, come forward, one from the Trojans and the other from the Achaeans Talthybius and Idaeus both of them honourable men; these parted them with their staves, and the good herald Idaeus said, "My sons, fight no longer, you are both of you valiant, and both are dear to Jove; we know this; but night is now falling, and the behests of night may not be well gainsaid.
ild.19 Thus, then, do I charge you: take some noble young Achaeans with you, and bring from my tents the gifts that I promised yesterday to Achilles, and bring the Women also; furthermore let Talthybius find me a boar from those that are with the host, and make it ready for sacrifice to Jove and to the sun.
ild.19 Agamemnon then rose, and Talthybius whose voice was like that of a God came to him with the boar.
ild.19 He cut the boar s throat as he spoke, whereon Talthybius whirled it round his head, and flung it into the wide sea to feed the fishes.
ild.23 So he gave the Bronze spear to Meriones, and handed the goodly cauldron to Talthybius his esquire.

Arise Greece! from thy silent sleep, 2000 years long it is! Forget not, thy ancient culture, beautiful and marvelous it is!

Share:- Facebook