Middle Ring of Achilles’ Shield: ARES AND ATHENA LEAD THE RAID

Middle Ring: ARES AND ATHENA LEAD THE RAID. From the Shield of Achilles by Kathleen Vail © All Rights Reserved

Middle Ring: ARES AND ATHENA LEAD THE RAID. From the Shield of Achilles by Kathleen Vail
© All Rights Reserved

   

“The men filed out through a secret gate led by Ares and Athena.
So splendidly armed were these glorious two, ornate in immortal gold,
That men were small in comparison and humbly marched behind them.”

[Homer’s Iliad, Book 18, Lines 516-519, Vail’s translation]

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