Heroes and kings : stories from the Greek by Alfred John Church

By Alfred John Church

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Now submit, lower than the titles of 'the tale of the Iliad,' and 'the tale of the Odyssey,' supply a miles fuller, and, I belief, a extra enough presentment of them. within the first of those the narrative has been made non-stop and accomplished by way of a starting and an finishing, either very short, and containing, it can be stated, not anything that's not strictly Homeric; within the moment, Homer's personal order has been restored, in order that Ulysses now tells his.

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The midst of in of also as ; friends many ? are in There are skilful this company, of ? " But Ancaeus stood forth, saying, that he would be their helmsman other two ; ; so also did Euphemus and but the heroes chose Ancseus. So on the morning of the twelfth day they and a strong west wind blew from set sail, behind and carried thtm quickly over the sea. But when they came to the tomb of Sthenelus they beheld a marvellous sight. Now this Sthenelus was companion to Hercules in battlins: with the Amazons, and HEROES AND KINGS.

Told And what things they had done. many were gathered next morning from him to hear whom was 33 of things to come, a certain Parcebius, among whom delivered from great trouble King had the man's father had cut the together the ; for down an oak upon the mountains, not heeding the prayers of the Xymph that dwelt therein that he spare for it, manner of after him. should which reason the Nymph sent all evil upon him, and his children Nor did they know Phineus expounded it the cause till to them. After this they departed, and forgot not to take with them a dove, which bound helped them on their way.

For that day, therefore, they abode on the shore. But the Queen called the women to council and when these were gathered together, she ; THE VOYAGE OF THE ARGO. and said rose iu the midst, gifts to these strangers, food : " 17 Let us give and wine ; but them abide without the walls, for we have done a dreadful deed, and it is not well that they should know it. " Then Polyxo, that was nurse to the Queen, stood forth. Very old she was she halted upon her feet, she leant upon her staff and four young maidens, with long yellow hair, held her up.

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