Middle Ring of Achilles’ Shield: THE RAIDING PARTY ATTACKS

Middle Ring: THE RAIDING PARTY ATTACKS. From the Shield of Achilles by Kathleen Vail © All Rights Reserved

Middle Ring: THE RAIDING PARTY ATTACKS. From the Shield of Achilles by Kathleen Vail
© All Rights Reserved

   

“In a sudden rush the signal blared and the raiding troop surprised them.
Quickly they killed both herdsmen at once, and captured the frightened beasts.
Then guiding the straying silver-grey sheep, others quickly regrouped the flocks.”

[Homer’s Iliad, Book 18, Lines 527-529, Vail’s translation]

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