A deathless Goddess-- so she strikes our eyes! Book 15, lines 574-580, Quote 40: "Like a girl, a baby running after her mother, Begging to be picked up, and she tugs her skirts, Holding her back as she tries to hurry off - all tears, fawning up at her she takes her in her arms..." Book 16, lines 8-11, Quote 41: "tight as a mason packs a good stone wall, That fights the ripping winds - crammed so close The crested helmets, the war-shields bulging, jutting Buckler-to-buckler, helm-to-helm, man-to-man massed tight And the horsehair crests on glittering helmet horns brushed as they tossed their head the battalions bulked so dense." No holding back for the bodies of the fallen: once they are gone, let fire soothe them quickly. So they will say, someday, and my fame will never die." By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our. Book 12, lines 230-239, Quote 32: "No, no put our trust in the will of mighty Zeus, King of the deathless gods and men who die. The The Iliad quotes below are all either spoken by Achilles or refer to Achilles. A woman or an idiot boy could wound me so." And first Hephaestus makes a great and massive shield… There he made the earth and there the sky and the sea and the inexhaustible blazing sun and the moon rounding full and there the constellations…And he forged on the shield two noble cities filled with mortal men. It's a welcome thing to make love to a woman... You don't have long to live now, well I know: Already I see them looming up beside you - death And the strong force of fate..." Book 24, lines 156-161, Quote 68: "and straightaway the Father launched an eagle - Truest of Zeus's signs that fly the skies The dark marauder that mankind calls the Black-wing. But again some god swoops down and saves this Hector - And hasn't he wiped out enough of us already? Why moan about it so? Never bury my bones apart from yours, Achilles, let them lie together… just as we grew up together in your house. Book 3, lines 480-482, Quote 6: "Whenever I am bent on tearing down some city Filled with men you love - to please myself - Never attempt to thwart my fury, Hera give me my way. Fight for your country—that is the best, the only omen! “Yes. If that you please your heart. Book 21, lines 149-155, Quote 58: "Father Zeus! 26 of the best book quotes from The Iliad. Ruin, eldest daughter of Zeus, she blinds us all, that fatal madness—she with those delicate feet of hers, never touching the earth, gliding over the heads of men to trap us all. No truce Till one or the other falls and gluts with blood Ares who hacks at men behind his rawhide shield." There is nothing alive more agonized than man of all that breathe and crawl across the earth. Book 14, lines 467-474, Quote 37: "So now, I tell you, drop this anger for your son. Book 5, lines 95-99, Quote 9: "The other's Aeneas, claims Anchises' blood The noble Anchises, but his mother's Aphrodite Come, up you go in the chariot, give ground now! And that comrade Who meets his death and destiny, speared or stabbed, Let him die! Well, go to him yourself—you hover beside him! Book 8, lines 281-286, Quote 16: "...Where are you rushing now? Even Patroclus died, a far, far better man than you. character, With weddings and wedding feasts in one… But circling the other city camped a divided army gleaming in battle-gear. It is no small labor to rescue all mankind, Every mother's son." Achilles went for him, fast, sure of his speed as the wild mountain hawk, the quickest thing on wings, launching smoothly, swooping down on a cringing dove and the dove flits out from under, the hawk screaming...his fury driving him down to beak and tear his kill— so Achilles flew at him, breakneck on in fury with Hector fleeing along the walls of Troy. No one alive has ever escaped it, neither brave man nor coward, I tell you - it’s born with us the day that we are born. Book 11, lines 339-340, Quote 28: "two wild boars... fling themselves on the yelping packs that hunt them." Nothing can be revoked or said in vain nor unfulfilled if I should nod my head.

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