Middle Ring of Achilles’ Shield: PEACEFUL HERDSMEN

Middle Ring: PEACEFUL HERDSMEN. From the Shield of Achilles by Kathleen Vail © All Rights Reserved

Middle Ring: PEACEFUL HERDSMEN. From the Shield of Achilles by Kathleen Vail
© All Rights Reserved

   

“Then the flocks and herds both came in view, followed by two men piping.
In peace they trailed behind their beasts, with no hint of the imminent danger.”

[Homer’s Iliad, Book 18, Lines 525-526, Vail’s translation]

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