And the old man on hearing this was frightened and
departed in silence, and having gone apart from the camp he prayed at length
to Apollo, invoking the appellations of the god, and reminding him of and
asking requital for any of his gifts that had found favor whether in the
building of temples or the sacrifice of victims. In return for these things
he prayed that the Achaeans should suffer for his tears by the god's shafts.
It is in this way, my dear fellow,” I said, “that