An Excerpt from “The Iliad” by Homer

                   “First he went after the mules and the circling hounds, then let go a tearing arrow against the men themselves and struck them. The corpse fires burned everywhere and did not stop burning . Nine days up and down the host ranged the god’s arrows, but on the tenth Achilleus called the people to assembly; a thing put into his mind by the goddess of the white arms, Hera, who had pity upon the Danaans when she saw them dying. Now when they were all assembled in one place together, Achilleus of the swift feet stood up among them and spoke forth “Son of Atreus, I believe now that straggling backwards, we must take our route towards home, but first we must evade death.”
                 Homer is one of my favorite Ancient Greek Poets/Writers.

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