The Landing: Protesilaos, Kyknos, and the Embassy to Troy (page 592 lower)

Chapter 16, The Trojan War

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Proklos, Kypria epitome – Poetae Epici Graeci 1, pp. 38-43, ed. A. Bernabé. Leipzig 1987.

Homer, Iliad 2.698-702

these again had as leader warlike Protesilaus, while yet he lived; howbeit ere now the black earth held him fast. [700] His wife, her two cheeks torn in wailing, was left in Phylace and his house but half established, while, for himself, a Dardanian warrior slew him as he leapt forth from his ship by far the first of the AchaeansGreek Text

Edited by Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, January 2023

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