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[103] Thus Hector, while exhorting the Trojans to defend their country, speaks these words:

“Fight on unresting by the ships; and if some meet their fate
By wound of dart, or battling hand to hand, then let them die.
To fall in combat for your country's sake is no disgrace;
For wife and child will live unharmed, and home and plot last on,
If once the Achaeans leave and sail their ships to their own land.

Hom. Il. 15.494

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