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Homer, Odyssey, 8.498-8.520
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ἔνθεν ἑλὼν ὡς οἱ μὲν ἐυσσέλμων ἐπὶ νηῶνhis song, taking it up as some Argives boarded well-benched ships, cast fire on the huts, and sailed away, while others sat already, beside renowned Odysseusin the Trojan assembly, hidden in the horse, for the Trojans themselves had dragged it to the acropolis.
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ὣς ὁ μὲν ἑστήκει, τοὶ δʼ ἄκριτα πόλλʼ ἀγόρευονSo it stood, and the Trojans voiced many differing opinions as they sat around it. Plans pleased them in three ways: to split the hollow tree, with ruthless bronze, to pieces, to drag it to the highest point and throw it from the rocks, or let it be a talisman, a great glorious gift to the gods
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τῇ περ δὴ καὶ ἔπειτα τελευτήσεσθαι ἔμελλεν·the very way that, even then, it was about to happen, for it was their destiny to be destroyed, after the city enfolded the great Wooden Horse, where all the best of the Argives sat, bearing death and doom for Trojans. He sang how the sons of the Achaeans sacked the city
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ἱππόθεν ἐκχύμενοι, κοῖλον λόχον ἐκπρολιπόντες.when they left their hollow ambush and poured out of the horse. He sang that they sacked the steep city, in one place, then another, but Odysseus made his way to the home of Deiphobus, like Ares, with godlike Menelaus. He said Odysseus endured the grimmest war there
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νικῆσαι καὶ ἔπειτα διὰ μεγάθυμον Ἀθήνην.and won in the end on account of great-hearted Athena. This the far-famed singer sang, but Odysseusmelted, as tears from under eyelids wet his cheeks. As a woman weeps, when she falls on her dear husband, who's fallen in front of his city and people


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1. Homer, Iliad, 4.145, 14.187 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

4.145. /alike an ornament for his horse and to its driver a glory; even in such wise, Menelaus, were thy thighs stained with blood, thy shapely thighs and thy legs and thy fair ankles beneath.Thereat shuddered the king of men, Agamemnon, as he saw the black blood flowing from the wound 14.187. /veil herself, a fair veil, all glistering, and white was it as the sun; and beneath her shining feet she bound her fair sandals. But when she had decked her body with all adornment, she went forth from her chamber, and calling to her Aphrodite, apart from the other gods, she spake to her, saying:
2. Homer, Odyssey, 8.72-8.82, 8.266-8.369, 8.480-8.481, 8.487-8.497, 8.499-8.522, 9.172-9.176, 9.408, 9.410, 10.332-10.542, 11.368, 23.125-23.126 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

3. Vergil, Aeneis, 1.740-1.747 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

1.740. uch haughty violence fits not the souls 1.741. of vanquished men. We journey to a land 1.742. named, in Greek syllables, Hesperia : 1.743. a storied realm, made mighty by great wars 1.744. and wealth of fruitful land; in former days 1.745. Oenotrians had it, and their sons, 't is said 1.746. have called it Italy, a chieftain's name 1.747. to a whole region given. Thitherward


Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
achaean Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture (2021) 98
achilles, quarrel with odysseus Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 129
aeneas, narrator Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 129
aeneas Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 129
alcinous Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 129; Finkelberg, Homer and Early Greek Epic: Collected Essays (2019) 9
aphrodite Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture (2021) 98; Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 129
apollo Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture (2021) 98
arctinus Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 129
ares Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture (2021) 98
aretē Legaspi, Wisdom in Classical and Biblical Tradition (2018) 36
biē Legaspi, Wisdom in Classical and Biblical Tradition (2018) 36
body Horkey, Cosmos in the Ancient World (2019) 44
community Horkey, Cosmos in the Ancient World (2019) 44
demodocus Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture (2021) 98; Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 129; Finkelberg, Homer and Early Greek Epic: Collected Essays (2019) 9
dido Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 129
epic cycle Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 129
ethical qualities, craftiness, deceit, deception, disguise, feigning, guile, sleight of hand, trickery (dolus, dolos) Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 129
foley, j.m. Finkelberg, Homer and Early Greek Epic: Collected Essays (2019) 9
herald Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture (2021) 98
hero Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 129
homeric epics, ancient comparisons, structures of Cairns, Virgil's Augustan Epic (1989) 198
horse, wooden Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture (2021) 98
hubris Legaspi, Wisdom in Classical and Biblical Tradition (2018) 36
iliad Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 129
intertextuality, allusion, two-tier intertextuality, model Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 129
iopas Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 129
kosmos, and story Horkey, Cosmos in the Ancient World (2019) 44
krischer, t. Finkelberg, Homer and Early Greek Epic: Collected Essays (2019) 9
law (nomos) Horkey, Cosmos in the Ancient World (2019) 44
lesches Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 129
lyre Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture (2021) 98
mētis Legaspi, Wisdom in Classical and Biblical Tradition (2018) 36
narratives Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 129
narrators, internal, aeneas Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 129
narrators, odyssean Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 129
odysseus, in iliad Cairns, Virgil's Augustan Epic (1989) 198
odysseus, in the cave of polyphemos Legaspi, Wisdom in Classical and Biblical Tradition (2018) 36
odysseus Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 129; Finkelberg, Homer and Early Greek Epic: Collected Essays (2019) 9
odyssey Legaspi, Wisdom in Classical and Biblical Tradition (2018) 36
parmenides of elea Horkey, Cosmos in the Ancient World (2019) 44
phaeacian Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture (2021) 98
phaeacians, land of the phaeacians Finkelberg, Homer and Early Greek Epic: Collected Essays (2019) 9
philosophy Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 129
polyphemos Legaspi, Wisdom in Classical and Biblical Tradition (2018) 36
ring-composition Cairns, Virgil's Augustan Epic (1989) 198
self-imitation Cairns, Virgil's Augustan Epic (1989) 198
song' Horkey, Cosmos in the Ancient World (2019) 44
story Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 129
third ways Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 129
tragedy, greek Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 129
tragedy, roman Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 129
trojan war Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 129
trojans Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 129
troy Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 129
truth, truthfulness Finkelberg, Homer and Early Greek Epic: Collected Essays (2019) 9
vergil, aeneid, intertextual identity, cyclic Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 129
vergil, aeneid, intertextual identity, odyssean Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 129
war, trojan Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture (2021) 98
wooden horse Finkelberg, Homer and Early Greek Epic: Collected Essays (2019) 9
zeus Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture (2021) 98