Middle Ring of Achilles’ Shield: THE TROOPS ARE ALERTED

Middle Ring: THE TROOPS ARE ALERTED. From the Shield of Achilles by Kathleen Vail © All Rights Reserved

Middle Ring: THE TROOPS ARE ALERTED. From the Shield of Achilles by Kathleen Vail
© All Rights Reserved

   

“The troops at the city walls heard the sounds of lowing and stampeding cattle,
So climbing behind their brisk-trotting steeds, they raced their chariots onward.”

[Homer’s Iliad, Book 18, Lines 530-532, Vail’s translation]

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