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STORIES OF GREECE AND ROME
THE STORY OF ACHILLES

"Go, I pray thee, to the top of Olympus, to the palace of Zeus. Often have I heard thee boast how, long ago, thou didst help him when the other gods would have bound him. Go now and call these things to his mind, and pray him tohelp the sons of Troy and give them victory in the battle, so that the Greeks, as they flee before them, may know the kind of king they have, who has done such wrong to the bravest of his host."
And his mother answered him, "Thy life is short, and it should of right be without tears and full of joy; but now it seems to me to be both short and sad. But I will go, as thou sayest, to Olympus, to the palace of Zeus himself, and try to persuade him. Do thou sit still, and go not forth to the battle."
So Thetis went to the top of Olympus, to the palace of Zeus, and made her prayer to him. He was loath to grant it, for he knew that it would anger his wife, Hera, who loved the Greeks and hated the sons of Troy. Yet he could not refuse Thetis, but promised that she should have her wish.
And to make his word the surer, he nodded his awful head, and with the nod all Olympus was shaken.
That night Zeus planned how to carry out his purpose. He called to him a Dream, and said, "Dream, go to the tent of Agamemnon, and tell him to set his armyy in array against Troy. For the gods are now of one mind, and the day of doom has come for the city. He shall take it, and so gain eternal glory for himself."
So the Dream went to the tent of Agamemnon, and it took the shape of Nestor, the old chief whom the King honored more than all beside.
Then Nestor said, "Are you asleep, Agamemnon? It is not for kings to sleep all through the night, for they must do the planning for many, and have many cares. Listen

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