Wood

Created by Sreeja Jijith at 22 Sep 2011 13:33 and updated at 22 Sep 2011 13:33

ILIAD NOUN

ild.12 The Trojans led by him and by Iamenus, Orestes, Adamas the son of Asius, Thoon and Oenomaus, raised a loud cry of battle and made straight for the wall, holding their shields of dry ox hide above their heads; for a while the two defenders remained inside and cheered the Achaeans on to stand firm in the defence of their ships; when, however, they saw that the Trojans were attacking the wall, while the Danaans were crying out for help and being routed, they rushed outside and fought in front of the gates like two wild boars upon the mountains that abide the attack of men and Dogs, and charging on either side break down the Wood all round them tearing it up by the roots, and one can hear the clattering of their tusks, till some one hits them and makes an end of them even so did the gleaming Bronze rattle about their breasts, as the weapons fell upon them; for they fought with great fury, trusting to their own prowess and to those who were on the wall above them.
ild.13 Pisander then seized the Bronze battle axe, with its long and polished handle of Olive Wood that hung by his side under his shield, and the two made at one another.
ild.23 All who had been cutting Wood bore logs, for so Meriones squire to Idomeneus had bidden them, and they threw them down in a line upon the seashore at the place where Achilles would make a mighty monument for Patroclus and for himself.
ild.23 When they had thrown down their great logs of Wood over the whole ground, they stayed all of them where they were, but Achilles ordered his brave Myrmidons to gird on their armour, and to yoke each man his Horses; they therefore rose, girded on their armour and mounted each his Chariot they and their Charioteers with them.
ild.23 When King Agamemnon heard this he dismissed the people to their ships, but those who were about the dead heaped up Wood and built a pyre a hundred feet this way and that; then they laid the dead all sorrowfully upon the top of it.
ild.23 He made them many drink offerings from the Golden cup and besought them to come and help him that the Wood might make haste to kindle and the dead bodies be consumed.
ild.24 You know how we are pent up within our city; it is far for us to fetch Wood from the mountain, and the people live in fear.

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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