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Unformatted text preview: -Both Archilles and Hector know that their fate is to die early and that Hector knows that his family will die or the city will fall, b u their fate and are powerless to change them. Ah, why did we give you to lord Peleus, To a mortal, while you are deathless and ageless? Was it so you could share men's pain? Nothing is more miserable than man Of all that breathes and moves upon earth. But Priam's son Hector will not drive you Or your wrought chariot. That I will not allow. Is it not enough that he has the armor And struts vainly in it? No, in you knees And in your heart I will put strength So you may bear Automedon out of the war To the hollow ships. For I will continue to give The Trojans glory to kill, until they reach the ships, And the sun sets, and sacred darkness comes on. Sheet1 Page 2 mortals are aware of the God's intervention but are powerless to contradict against them....
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2010 for the course CLASSIC 40 taught by Professor Morales during the Spring '10 term at UCSB.
- Spring '10