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STORIES OF GREECE AND ROME
THE STORY OF ACHILLES

Achilles answered, "All that Zeus promised me he has fulfilled. But what profit have I, for lo! my friend Patroclus is dead, and Hector has the arms which I gave him to wear. And as for me, I care not to live, unless I can avenge his death."
Then said Thetis, "Nay, my son, speak not thus. For when Hector dies, your doom also is near."
And Achilles spoke in great wrath :
" Would that I might die this hour, seeing that I cannot help my friend, but am a burden on the earth-I, who am better in battle than all the Greeks besides. Cursed be the wrath that sets men to strive one with the other, even as it set me to strive with King Agamemnon ! But let the past be past. And as for my fate-let it come when it may, only let me first avenge myself on Hector. Wherefore, seek not to keep me back from the battle."
Then Thetis said, "Be it so; only thou canst not go witlnout thy arms, which Hector hath. But tomorrow will I furnish thee with new armor."
But while they talked, the men of Troy drove back the Greeks more and more, and the two heroes, Ajax the Greater and Ajax the Less, could no longer keep Hector from the body of Patroclus. And indeed he would have taken it, but Zeus sent a messenger to Achilles, who said :
"Rouse thee, Achilles, or Patroclus will be a prey for the dogs of Troy!"
But Achilles said, "How shall I go?-for arms I have none, nor do I know whose I might wear.".
Then answered the messenger, "Go only to the trench and show thyself ; then the men of Troy will tremble and stop fighting, and the Greeks will have a breathing space."
So he went; and Athena put her shield upon him and a golden halo about his head, making it shine as a flame of

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