Created by Sreeja Jijith at 22 Sep 2011 13:14 and updated at 22 Sep 2011 13:14


ild.06 Polypoetes then killed Astyalus, Ulysses Pidytes of Percote, and Teucer Aretaon.
ild.08 Ninth came Teucer with his bow, and took his place under cover of the shield of Ajax son of Telamon.
ild.08 When Ajax lifted his shield Teucer would peer round, and when he had hit any one in the throng, the man would fall dead; then Teucer would hie back to Ajax as a child to its mother, and again duck down under his shield.
ild.08 Which of the Trojans did brave Teucer first kill? Orsilochus, and then Ormenus and Ophelestes, Daetor, Chromius, and Godlike Lycophontes, Amopaon son of Polyaemon, and Melanippus.
ild.08 He went up to him and said, Teucer", man after my own heart, son of Telamon, captain among the host, shoot on, and be at once the saving of the Danaans and the glory of your father Telamon, who brought you up and took care of you in his own house when you were a child, bastard though you were.
ild.08 And Teucer answered, "Most noble son of Atreus, you need not urge me; from the moment we began to drive them back to Ilius, I have never ceased so far as in me lies to look out for men whom I can shoot and kill; I have shot Eight barbed shafts, and all of them have been buried in the flesh of warlike youths, but this mad Dog I cannot hit.
ild.08 Hector thereon with a loud cry sprang from his Chariot to the ground, and seizing a great stone made straight for Teucer with intent kill him.
ild.08 Teucer had just taken an arrow from his quiver and had laid it upon the bow string, but Hector struck him with the jagged stone as he was taking aim and drawing the string to his shoulder; he hit him just where the collar bone divides the neck from the chest, a very deadly place, and broke the sinew of his arm so that his wrist was less, and the bow dropped from his hand as he fell forward on his knees.
ild.12 Menestheus son of Peteos was dismayed when he saw them, for it was against his part of the wall that they came bringing destruction with them; he looked along the wall for some chieftain to support his comrades and saw the two Ajaxes, men ever eager for the fray, and Teucer, who had just come from his tent, standing near them; but he could not make his voice heard by shouting to them, so great an uproar was there from crashing shields and helmets and the battering of gates with a din which reached the skies.
ild.12 But if the have too much on their hands to let them come, at any rate let Ajax son of Telamon do so, and let Teucer the famous bowman come with him.
ild.12 You had better both come if you can, or it will be all over with him directly; the leaders of the Lycians are upon him, men who have ever fought desperately heretofore; if you have too much on your hands to let both come, at any rate let Ajax son of Telamon do so, and let Teucer the famous bowman come with him.
ild.12 With this, Ajax son of Telamon set off, and Teucer his brother by the same father went also, with Pandion to carry Teucer s bow.
ild.12 Then Teucer wounded Glaucus the brave son of Hippolochus as he was coming on to attack the wall.
ild.12 Ajax and Teucer then both of them attacked him.
ild.12 Teucer hit him with an arrow on the band that bore the shield which covered his body, but Jove saved his son from destruction that he might not fall by the ships sterns.
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.13 Teucer son of Telamon was the first to kill his man, to wit, the warrior Imbrius son of Mentor rich in Horses.
ild.13 Thus did he fall with his Bronze dight armour ringing harshly round him, and Teucer sprang forward with intent to strip him of his armour; but as he was doing so, Hector took aim at him with a spear.
ild.13 Teucer saw the spear coming and swerved aside, whereon it hit Amphimachus, son of Cteatus son of Actor, in the chest as he was coming into battle, and his armour rang rattling round him as he fell heavily to the ground.
ild.13 Idomeneus answered, "There are others to defend the centre the two Ajaxes and Teucer, who is the finest archer of all the Achaeans, and is good also in a hand to hand fight.
ild.14 Antilochus killed Phalces and Mermerus, while Meriones slew Morys and Hippotion, Teucer also killed Prothoon and Periphetes.
ild.15 Those who were about Ajax and King Idomeneus, the followers moreover of Teucer, Meriones, and Meges peer of Mars called all their best men about them and sustained the fight against Hector and the Trojans, but the main body fell back upon the ships of the Achaeans.
ild.15 Ajax shook with rage and said to his brother, Teucer", my good fellow, our trusty comrade the son of Mastor has fallen, he came to live with us from Cythera and whom we honoured as much as our own parents.
ild.15 Teucer heard him and hastened towards him with his bow and quiver in his hands.
ild.15 Teucer then aimed another arrow at Hector, and there would have been no more fighting at the ships if he had hit him and killed him then and there: Jove, however, who kept watch over Hector, had his eyes on Teucer, and deprived him of his triumph, by breaking his bowstring for him just as he was drawing it and about to take his aim; on this the arrow went astray and the bow fell from his hands.
ild.15 Teucer shook with anger and said to his brother, "Alas, see how heaven thwarts us in all we do; it has broken my bowstring and snatched the bow from my hand, though I strung it this selfsame morning that it might serve me for many an arrow.
ild.15 Teucer then took his bow and put it by in his tent.
ild.15 When Hector saw that Teucer s bow was of no more use to him, he shouted out to the Trojans and Lycians, Trojans", Lycians, and Dardanians good in close fight, be men, my friends, and show your mettle here at the ships, for I see the weapon of one of their chieftains made useless by the hand of Jove.
ild.16 He had to support his arm with his other hand, being in great pain through the wound which Teucer s arrow had given him when Teucer was defending the wall as he, Glaucus, was assailing it.
ild.23 Then uprose King Teucer, and Meriones the stalwart squire of Idomeneus rose also, They cast lots in a Bronze helmet and the lot of Teucer fell first.
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.
ild.23 Meriones, therefore, took all Ten double edged axes, while Teucer bore off the single edged ones to his ships.

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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