Monday, June 23, 2014

Patroclus has fallen

"As he was thus pondering, the son of Nestor came up to him and told his sad tale, weeping bitterly the while. "Alas," he cried, "son of noble Peleus, I bring you bad tidings, would indeed that they were untrue. Patroclus has fallen, and a fight is raging about his naked body- for Hector holds his armour."

The Iliad, book XVIII - translation by Samuel Butler in 1898.

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