Created by Sreeja Jijith at 22 Sep 2011 13:46 and updated at 22 Sep 2011 13:46


ild.01 He will return to Olympus Twelve days hence; I will then go to his mansion paved with Bronze and will beseech him; nor do I doubt that I shall be able to persuade him.
ild.01 Now after Twelve days the immortal Gods came back in a body to Olympus, and Jove led the way.
ild.02 Ajax brought Twelve ships from Salamis, and stationed them alongside those of the Athenians.
ild.02 These were led by Ulysses, peer of Jove in counsel, and with him there came Twelve ships.
ild.06 Tell her to bid the matrons gather at the temple of Minerva in the acropolis; let her then take her key and open the doors of the sacred building; there, upon the knees of Minerva, let her lay the largest, fairest robe she has in her house the one she sets most store by; let her, moreover, promise to sacrifice Twelve yearling heifers that have never yet felt the goad, in the temple of the Goddess, if she will take pity on the town, with the wives and little ones of the Trojans, and keep the son of Tydeus from falling on the goodly city of Ilius; for he fights with fury and fills men s souls with panic.
ild.06 Opposite these, on the other side the courtyard, there were Twelve upper rooms also of hewn stone for Priam s daughters, built near one another, where his sons in law slept with their wives.
ild.06 Get the matrons together, and go with offerings to the temple of Minerva driver of the spoil; there, upon the knees of Minerva, lay the largest and fairest robe you have in your house the one you set most store by; promise, moreover, to sacrifice Twelve yearling heifers that have never yet felt the goad, in the temple of the Goddess if she will take pity on the town, with the wives and little ones of the Trojans, and keep the son of Tydeus from off the goodly city of Ilius, for he fights with fury, and fills men s souls with panic.
ild.06 Do this, and we will sacrifice Twelve heifers that have never yet known the goad, in your temple, if you will have pity upon the town, with the wives and little ones If the Trojans.
ild.09 I will give him Twenty Iron cauldrons and Twelve strong Horses that have won races and carried off prizes.
ild.09 He will give you Seven tripods that have never yet been on the fire, and Ten talents of Gold; Twenty Iron cauldrons, and Twelve strong Horses that have won races and carried off prizes.
ild.09 With my ships I have taken Twelve cities, and Eleven round about Troy have I stormed with my men by land; I took great store of wealth from every one of them, but I gave all up to Agamemnon son of Atreus.
ild.10 As a Lion springs furiously upon a flock of Sheep or Goats when he finds without their shepherd, so did the son of Tydeus set upon the Thracian soldiers till he had killed Twelve.
ild.10 Diomed killed their king with the Twelve bravest of his companions.
ild.11 When he reached manhood, Cisses would have kept him there, and was for giving him his daughter in marriage, but as soon as he had married he set out to fight the Achaeans with Twelve ships that followed him: these he had left at Percote and had come on by land to Ilius.
ild.11 Neleus had had Twelve sons, but I alone was left; the others had all been killed.
ild.15 Ajax could not bring himself to retreat along with the rest, but strode from deck to deck with a great sea pike in his hands Twelve cubits long and jointed with rings.
ild.15 Twelve men did he thus kill in hand to hand fight before the ships.
ild.18 Thrice did Achilles raise his loud cry as he stood by the trench, and thrice were the Trojans and their brave allies thrown into confusion; whereon Twelve of their noblest champions fell beneath the wheels of their Chariots and perished by their own spears.
ild.18 Twelve noble sons of Trojans will I behead before your bier to avenge you; till I have done so you shall lie as you are by the ships, and fair Women of Troy and Dardanus, whom we have taken with spear and strength of arm when we sacked men s goodly cities, shall weep over you both night and day.
ild.19 The word was not sooner said than the deed was done: they brought out the Seven tripods which Agamemnon had promised, with the Twenty metal cauldrons and the Twelve Horses; they also brought the Women skilled in useful arts, Seven in number, with Briseis, which made eight.
ild.20 Twelve filly foals did they conceive and bear him, and these, as they sped over the rich plain, would go bounding on over the ripe ears of corn and not break them; or again when they would disport themselves on the broad back of Ocean they could gallop on the crest of a breaker.
ild.21 As when fish fly scared before a huge dolphin, and fill every nook and corner of some fair haven for he is sure to eat all he can catch even so did the Trojans cower under the banks of the mighty river, and when Achilles arms grew weary with killing them, he drew Twelve youths alive out of the water, to sacrifice in revenge for Patroclus son of Menoetius.
ild.21 I have paid three times as much to gain my freedom; it is but Twelve days that I have come to Ilius after much suffering, and now cruel fate has again thrown me into your hands.
ild.23 I will now do all that I erewhile promised you; I will drag Hector hither and let Dogs devour him raw; Twelve noble sons of Trojans will I also slay before your pyre to avenge you.
ild.23 The dead hero had had house Dogs; two of them did Achilles slay and threw upon the pyre; he also put Twelve brave sons of noble Trojans to the sword and laid them with the rest, for he was full of bitterness and fury.
ild.23 Twelve brave sons of noble Trojans shall the flames consume along with yourself, but Dogs, not fire, shall devour the flesh of Hector son of Priam.
ild.23 For the winner there was a great tripod ready for setting upon the fire, and the Achaeans valued it among themselves at Twelve Oxen.
ild.24 So saying he lifted the lids of his chests, and took out Twelve goodly vestments.
ild.24 He took also Twelve cloaks of single fold, Twelve rugs, Twelve fair mantles, and an equal number of shirts.
ild.24 Sir"," replied the slayer of Argus, guide and guardian, "neither hounds nor Vultures have yet devoured him; he is still just lying at the tents by the ship of Achilles, and though it is now Twelve days that he has lain there, his flesh is not wasted nor have the worms eaten him although they feed on warriors.
ild.24 Even lovely Niobe had to think about eating, though her Twelve children Six daughters and Six lusty sons had been all slain in her house.

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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