Outer Ring of Achilles’ Shield: VALLEY OF SHEEP

Outer Ring: VALLEY OF SHEEP. From the Shield of Achilles by Kathleen Vail © All Rights Reserved

Outer Ring: VALLEY OF SHEEP. From the Shield of Achilles by Kathleen Vail
© All Rights Reserved

   

“The Bandy-legged god put next on the shield a wide valley with silvery sheep,
A beautiful pasture with huts and sheds, and tidy sheepfolds fashioned.”

[Homer’s Iliad, Book 18, Lines 588-589, Vail’s translation]

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