Civil life in Ancient Greece

Inner Ring, Scene 1 of Achilles' Shield, from Homer's Iliad, Book XVIII, lines 490-495, Vail's translation

“Two cities he pictured, of eloquent men, each in well-rendered scenes;
with weddings in one, and feasts awaiting as torchmen led brides from their homes.
In front and behind the procession was growing, with townsmen singing in choir,
and others played lyres or piped on their flutes, and dancing ’round to the tune.
Women stood still as the brides passed by and gazed in awe at the sight.”

 
[Inner Ring, Scene 1 of Achilles’ Shield, from Homer’s Iliad, Book XVIII, lines 490-495, Vail’s translation] 

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