Chapter 16, The Trojan War
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♠ Homer, Iliad 24.28-30
by reason of the sin of Alexander, for that he put reproach upon those goddesses when they came to his steading,  and gave precedence to her who furthered his fatal lustfulness. Greek Text
♠ Homer, Iliad 21.441-57
Fool, how witless is the heart thou hast! Neither rememberest thou all the woes that we twain alone of all the gods endured at Ilios, what time we came  at the bidding of Zeus and served the lordly Laomedon for a year’s space at a fixed wage, and he was our taskmaster and laid on us his commands. I verily built for the Trojans round about their city a wall, wide and exceeding fair, that the city might never be broken; and thou, Phoebus, didst herd the sleek kine of shambling gait amid the spurs of wooded Ida, the many-ridged.  But when at length the glad seasons were bringing to its end the term of our hire, then did dread Laomedon defraud us twain of all hire, and send us away with a threatening word. He threatened that he would bind together our feet and our hands above, and would sell us into isles that lie afar.  Aye, and he made as if he would lop off with the bronze the ears of us both. So we twain fared aback with angry hearts, wroth for the hire he promised but gave us not. Greek Text
♠ A Scholia at Homer, Iliad 1.5-6 – Scholia Graeca in Homeri Iliadem I, pp. 6-7, ed. W. Dindorf and E. Maass. Oxford 1875.
♠ Kypria fr 1 PEG – Poetae Epici Graeci 1, pp. 43-45, ed. A. Bernabé. Leipzig 1987.
Edited by Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, January 2023
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