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[2] It is this citizen courage which inspires the heroes portrayed by Homer, like Diomede and Hector: “ Polydamas will be the first to flout me;1

” and Diomede says “ Hector will make his boast at Troy hereafter:
“By me was Tydeus' son . . .”2

1 Hom. Il. 22.100 ( Hector)—‘Alas, should I retire within the gates, Polydamas, . . .’

2 Hom. Il. 8.148—‘By me was Tydeus's son routed in flight Back to the ships.’

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