Sunday, March 12, 2017

Iliad I, lines 179-187

            Go back home with your ships and take your compatriots with you,
            lord it over your Myrmidons—I care nothing for you now,
181      nor does your anger concern me.  But still, I will give you a warning:
            even as Phoebus Apollo is taking away my Chryseis,
            as I am sending her back on a ship of mine with my own men,
            so I will take your Briseis away, with her beautiful cheekbones,
            going myself to your tent to seize your prize—and you’ll truly
            know how much greater I am than you, and the next man too will
187      fear to talk back as my equal and openly act as my rival.”

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