Middle Ring of Achilles’ Shield: ARMING FOR A RAID

Middle Ring: ARMING FOR A RAID. From the Shield of Achilles by Kathleen Vail © All Rights Reserved

Middle Ring: ARMING FOR A RAID. From the Shield of Achilles by Kathleen Vail
© All Rights Reserved

   

“The townsmen were hungry, but bowing to neither, they quickly armed for a raid.
Women and children kept watch from the walls, with men too old or disabled.”

[Homer’s Iliad, Book 18, Lines 513-515, Vail’s translation]

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