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“I’ve seen this moment in my dreams.” Hector (Iliad – by Homer)
Where Now The Sword Galant Hector, even under the mantle of Achilles, you are ever the evening star, beyond the dark sweetness of death, where songs regale your courage and the gods dare drink your health, where now the arrow, where now the sword that could spite your flesh, no grey for your hallowed head, ever the memory of your youth, your integrity in death untrammelled by Achilles. Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon All Rights Reserved ® Note: Homer's (the accepted author) poetic epic the Iliad is an a mazing piece of literature. In my view Achilles cheats and acts out of rage (grief) killing Hector, then dishonours the body until begged by Priam for the return of his son Hector's body. Hector seeks honour, mercy and justice, Achilles seeks revenge.