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That all the ladies won by him and his now slaughtered

friend, Afflicted strangely for his plight, came shrieking from

the tents, And fell about him, beat their breasts, their tender

lineaments Dissolved with sorrow. And with them wept Nestor's

warlike son, Fell by him, holding his fair hands, in fear he would have

done His person violence; his heart extremely straitened,

burn'd, Beat, swelled, and sigh'd as it would burst: so terribly

he mourn'd, That Thetis, sitting in the deeps of her old father's seas, heard and lamented.

- Translation of CHAPMAN. Vulcan forges new armor for Achilles, who mounts his chariot, and starts forth at the head of his eager Myrmidons. Zeus has now removed his prohibition, and given all the gods full permission to take part in the battle on whichever side they pleased. Juno, Neptune, Pallas, Mercury, and Vulcan join the Grecians; while Mars, Apollo, Venus, Latona, and Diana take part with the Trojans. Achilles urges his chariot through the Trojan ranks, driving many of the enemy before him into the shallows of the river Scamander. Leaping from his chariot he wades into the river, slaughtering everyone who comes in his way, save twelve Trojan youths, whom he holds as prisoners to be offered up on the funeral pyre of Patroclus. For the rest, mercy or respite is granted to no one. Lycaon, a young son of Priam, whom Achilles had before known, begs for his life; he is only a half-brother of Hector, and his brother, Polydorus, has just been slain-surely that was enough to satisfy the

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