Inner Ring of Achilles’ Shield: CONFLICT IN THE MARKET

Inner Ring: CONFLICT IN THE MARKET. From the Shield of Achilles by Kathleen Vail © All Rights Reserved

Inner Ring: CONFLICT IN THE MARKET. From the Shield of Achilles by Kathleen Vail
© All Rights Reserved

 

“Then in the market, surrounded by men, two argued the blood-price for murder.
The guilty man loudly claimed he would pay, but the other quickly decried him.
They both demanded a verdict by judges, and crowds had to be restrained
From yelling encouragement to the men and adding to the tumult.”

[Homer’s Iliad, Book 18, Lines 496-504, Vail’s translation]

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