Chapter 16, The Trojan War
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♠ Ovid, Remedia Amoris 476-74
The same long since wise Agamemnon saw;
(What saw he not who held all Greece in awe!)
The beauteous captive to himself he kept;
Her father fondly for his daughter wept.
Why dost thou grieve, old sot? thy daughter’s blest!
A royal whore. But, to assuage the pest,
When with his mistress he was forced to part,
The prudent prince ne’er laid the loss to heart. Latin Text
♠ Homer, Iliad 21.34-48
There met he a son of Dardanian Priam  fleeing forth from the river, even Lycaon, whom on a time he had himself taken and brought sore against his will, from his father’s orchard being come forth in the night; he was cutting with the sharp bronze the young shoots of a wild fig-tree, to be the rims of a chariot; but upon him, an unlooked-for bane, came goodly Achilles.  For that time had he sold him into well-built Lemnos, bearing him thither on his ships, and the son of Jason had given a price for him; but from thence a guest-friend had ransomed him— and a great price he gave—even Eetion of Imbros, and had sent him unto goodly Arisbe; whence he had fled forth secretly and come to the house of his fathers.  For eleven days’ space had he joy amid his friends, being come forth from Lemnos; but on the twelfth a god cast him once more into the hands of Achilles, who was to send him to the house of Hades, loath though he was to go. Greek Text
♠ Homer, Iliad 23.740-47
Then the son of Peleus straightway set forth other prizes for fleetness of foot: a mixingbowl of silver, richly wrought; six measures it held, and in beauty it was far the goodliest in all the earth, seeing that Sidonians, well skilled in deft handiwork, had wrought it cunningly, and men of the Phoenicians brought it over the murky deep, and landed it in harbour,  and gave it as a gift to Thoas; and as a ransom for Lycaon, son of Priam, Jason’s son Euneos gave it to the warrior Patroclus. Greek Text
♠ T scholia at Homer, Iliad 9.325 – Scholia Graeca in Homeri Iliadem 5, p. 314, ed. W. Dindorf and E. Maass. Oxford 1887.
Edited by Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, January 2023
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