“A herd of oxen he next placed there, with gold bodies and straight horns of tin.
From stable to pasture they lowed and shambled, alongside a rippling river
With swaying reeds and a sweet murmuring rising up from the bubbling water.
Four golden cowherds followed slowly behind, with nine nimble dogs beside them.”
[Homer’s Iliad, Book 18, Lines 573-578, Vail’s translation]