through the fierce battle's press,
either for Cygnus or for Hector, he
met Cygnus and engaged at onCygnus and engaged at once with him
(Fate had preserved great Hector from such foe
till ten years from that day).
Cheering huised, as with a blunted stroke,
the breast of Cygnus! “By report we knew
of you before this battle, it out, and hurled again
a quivering spear at Cygnus, with great strength.
The Trojan stood unwounded and unharmed.
Nor did a third spear injure Cygnus, though
he stood there with his body all expose,
in haste he hurled his ashen spear, again
at Cygnus. It went straight and struck unshunned.
Resounwhen Achilles saw
just where the spear struck, Cygnus there
was stained with blood. He instantly rejred face
and hollow-temples of his Trojan foe.
Cygnus gave way; Achilles rushed on him,
buffeting fid not
recover from the shock. Fear seized upon
Cygnus, and darkness swam before his eyes.
Then, as heck and drew
them tightly under his chin, till Cygnus' throat
could take no breath of life. Achilles[1 more...]
eir own deeds
and valor, all that thrilling night: and even
the strength of enemies whom they had met
and overcome. What else could they admit
or think of, while the great Achilles spoke
or listened to them? But especially
the recent victory over Cygnus held
them ardent. Wonderful it seemed to them
that such a youth could be composed of flesh
not penetrable by the sharpest spear;
of flesh which blunted even hardened steel,
and never could be wounded. All the Greeks,
and even Achilles wondered at the thought.
Then Nestor said to them: “During your time,
Cygnus has been the only man you knew
who could despise all weapons and whose flesh
could not be pierced by thrust of sword or spear.
But long ago I saw another man
able to bear unharmed a thousand strokes,
Caeneus of Thessaly, Caeneus who lived
upon Mt. Othrys. He was famed in war
yet, strange to say, by birth he was a woman!”
Then all expressed the greatest wonderment,
and begged to hear the story of his life.
Achilles cried, “O eloque<
got rid of her not so badly. Aloud. Now as for this most filthy, long-bearded, palsied Tithonus, who is said to have had Cygnus for his fatherCygnus for his father: Plautus designedly makes Menaechmus Sosicles be guilty of the mistake of styling TiCygnus for his father: Plautus designedly makes Menaechmus Sosicles be guilty of the mistake of styling Tithonus the son of Cygnus, as helping to promote the belief of his madness. Tithonus was the son of Laomedon, and the brother of Priam. He was beloved by Aurora, and the poets feigned that he was her husband. Having received the gift of immortality, hCygnus, as helping to promote the belief of his madness. Tithonus was the son of Laomedon, and the brother of Priam. He was beloved by Aurora, and the poets feigned that he was her husband. Having received the gift of immortality, he forgot to have perpetual youthfulness united with the gift; and at length, in his extreme old age, he was changed into a grasshopper. There were several persons of the name of Cygnus, or Cycnus; one was the son of Apollo and Hyrie, another of Mars Cygnus, or Cycnus; one was the son of Apollo and Hyrie, another of Mars and Pelopea, or Pyrene, another of Neptune and Cayx, and a fourth of Ocitus and Amophile., you bid me break in pieces his limbs, and bones, and members with that walking-stick which he himself is holding.
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