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STORIES OF GREECE AND ROME
THE STORY OF ACHILLES

The Greeks went forward to the battle in order after their chiefs; you would have thought them dumb, so silent were they. But the Trojans were like a flock of bleating sheep, so confused a cry went out from their army, for therewere men of many tongues gathered together. On either side the gods urged them on, but chiefly Athena urged the Greeks, and Ares, god of war, gave courage to the Trojans.
Hector with Ares at his side dealt death and destruction through the ranks of the Greeks. Hera and Athena saw him from where they sat on top of Olympus, and were wroth. They passed down to earth and brought victory to the Greeks. At last Helenus, brother of Hector, and a wise seer, urged Hector to go to the city and bid the mothers of Troy assemble in the temple of Athena to see if perchance her wrath might not be stayed.
Hector came into the city, and wherever he went, wives and mothers crowded about him, asking how it had fared with their husbands and sons. But he said naught, save to bid them gather in the temple of Athena and pray; and indeed there was sore news for many, if he had told all that he knew.
So Hector ran through the city, and Andromache, his wife, spied him and hastened to meet him. And with her was the nurse, bearing the young child-Hector's only child, beautiful as a star. Silently he smiled when he saw the child, but Andromache clasped his hand and wept, and said:
" O Hector, your courage will bring you to death. All the Greeks will rush on you and slay you. It were better for me to die than to lose you, for I have no comfort but you. My father is dead, for Achilles slew him. He burned his body and his arms, and the mountain-nymphs planted poplars about his grave. Seven brothers I had, and lo! they all

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