They robbed him of his divine power of song, and thenceforth he could strike the lyre no more. These were commanded by Nestor, horseman of Gerene, and with him there came ninety ships. And those that held Arcadia
, under the high mountain of Cyllene, near the tomb of Aipytos, where the people fight hand to hand;
the men of Pheneus also, and Orkhomenos
rich in flocks; of Rhipae, Stratie, and bleak Enispe
; of Tegea
and fair Mantinea
; of Stymphelus and Parrhasia
; of these King Agapenor son of Ankaios was commander,
and they had sixty ships. Many Arcadians, good warriors, came in each one of them, but Agamemnon found them the ships in which to cross the sea [pontos], for they were not a people that occupied their business upon the waters.
The men, moreover, of Bouprasion and of Elis
, so much of it as is enclosed between Hyrmine, Myrsinus upon the sea-shore, the rock Olene and Alesium. These had four leaders, and each of them had ten ships, with many Epeans on board.
Their leaders were Amphimakhos and Thalpios - the one, son of Kteatos, and the other, of Eurytos - both of the race of Aktor. The two others were Diores, son of Amarynkes, and Polyxenos, son of King Agasthenes, son of Augeas.
And those of Dulichium with the sacred Echinean islands, who dwelt beyond the sea off Elis
; these were led by Meges, peer of Ares, and the son of valiant Phyleus, dear to Zeus, who quarreled with his father, and went to settle in Dulichium.
With him there came forty ships. Odysseus led the brave Cephallenians, who held Ithaca
, Neritum with its forests, Crocylea, rugged Aegilips, Samos
with the mainland also that was over against the islands. These were led by Odysseus, peer of Zeus in counsel, and with him there came twelve ships. Thoas, son of Andraimon, commanded the Aetolians, who dwelt in Pleuron