risoner cravest thou?
I said before, of gold we have our fill.
For spoils and armour . . . thou shalt choose at will.
Nail them for trophies on some temple wall.
What seeks the man? What prize more rich than all?
Achilles' horses P. 12, 1. 182, Achilles' horses.]-They are as glorious in the Iliad as they are here. Cf. especially the passages where they bear Automedon out of the battle (end of XVI.), and where Xanthos is given a human voice to warn his master of the coming of death (end of XIX.). The heroic age of Greece delighted in horses. Cf. those of Aeneas, Diomedes, Eumêlus, and Rhesus himself.! Murmurs of surprise.
Yes, I need a great
Prize. I am dicing for my life with Fate.
'Fore God, I am thy rival, if thy love
Lies there. Undying was the breed thereof,
And these shall never die, who bear to war
Great Peleus' son, swift gleaming like a st