9781406942699: The Fall of Troy
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Excerpt: ...the Isle of Scyros.   When heaven hid his stars, and Dawn awoke   Outspraying splendour, and night's darkness fled,   Then undismayed the Argives' warrior-sons   Marched forth without the ships to meet in fight   Eurypylus, save those that tarried still   To render to Machaon midst the ships   Death-dues, with Nireus-Nireus, who in grace   And goodlihead was like the Deathless Ones,   Yet was not strong in bodily might: the Gods   Grant not perfection in all things to men;   But evil still is blended with the good   By some strange fate: to Nireus' winsome grace   Was linked a weakling's prowess. Yet the Greeks   Slighted him not, but gave him all death-dues,   And mourned above his grave with no less grief   Than for Machaon, whom they honoured aye,   For his deep wisdom, as the immortal Gods.   One mound they swiftly heaped above these twain.   Then in the plain once more did murderous war   Madden: the multitudinous clash and cry   Rose, as the shields were shattered with huge stones,   Were pierced with lances. So they toiled in fight;   But all this while lay Podaleirius   Fasting in dust and groaning, leaving not   His brother's tomb; and oft his heart was moved   With his own hands to slay himself. And now   He clutched his sword, and now amidst his herbs   Sought for a deadly drug; and still his friends   Essayed to stay his hand and comfort him   With many pleadings. But he would not cease   From grieving: yea, his hands had spilt his life   There on his noble brother's new-made tomb,   But Nestor heard thereof, and sorrowed sore   In his affliction, and he came on him   As now he flung him on that woeful grave,   And now was casting dust upon his head,   Beating his breast, and on his brother's name   Crying, while thralls and comrades round their lord   Groaned, and affliction held them one and all.   Then gently spake he to that stricken one:   "Refrain...

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781492719175: The Fall of Troy

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  149271917X ISBN 13:  9781492719175
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishi..., 2013
Softcover

9781500714055: The Fall of Troy

Create..., 2014
Softcover

9781162694269: The Fall Of Troy

Kessin..., 2010
Softcover

9781340791506: The Fall of Troy

Palala..., 2015
Hardcover

9781345174328: The Fall Of Troy

Arkose..., 2015
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

4th century Smyrnaeus Quintus
Published by Hard Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 1406942693 ISBN 13: 9781406942699
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hard Press, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1406942693

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 32.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

4th century Smyrnaeus Quintus
Published by Hard Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 1406942693 ISBN 13: 9781406942699
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hard Press, 2006. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 234 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.57 inches. This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # zk1406942693

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.83
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds