Sunday, January 22, 2017

Iliad I, lines 92-100

            Therefore the innocent seer took courage and spoke to the Argives:
            “Not for a sacrifice, nor for a vow, does Apollo blame us.
            Rather, he blames us because of the priest Agamemnon dishonored—
            he wouldn’t free his daughter, nor would he take his ransom.
            That’s why the far-shooting archer has given us grief, and he still will;
97        nor will he drive this shameful destruction away from the Argives
            ’til we have given the bright-eyed girl to her loving father,
            free, without ransom, and driven a hundred sacred oxen
            over to Chryse; and having appeased him, perhaps we’ll persuade him.”

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