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BOOK III.

' Gifts prevail with the gods, by gifts dread kings are persuaded,'(28)
Nor must we commend Phoenix, the tutor of Achilles, or admit that he gave him sound advice when he told him to aid the Greeks when he received gifts, but without gifts not to relinquish his wrath.(29) Nor shall we believe or admit that Achilles himself was so avaricious that he took gifts from Agamemnon, (30) and that another time after receiving a ransom he restored the dead body of Hector, but without a ransom refused to surrender it." (31)
"Surely it is not right," he said, "to approve such tales."
" Well," said I, " it is only my regard for Homer that makes me hesitate to assert that it is positively impious to tell these tales about Achilles or to believe them when others tell them ; or again, to believe that he reviled Apollo after this fashion :
`Me thou hast injured, far-darter; most baneful of all the immortals ;
Verily, had I the power, I would take vengeance upon thee;'(32)
or that he was disobedient to the river, who was a god, and was prepared to fight with him ; (33) or that he said, ` Fain would I offer to the hero Patroclus,' who was now dead, 'to take with him

28. This verse has been ascribed to Hesiod.
29. Iliad, ix, 515 ff.
30. Iliad, xix, 278.
31. Iliad, xxiv, 175.
32. Iliad, xxii, Ig, 20.
33. Iliad, xxi, 130 ff.

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