Bodycount VII

Vi fortsætter vores tur gennem Iliaden, her femte bog, hvor der er masser af æstetisk tilfredsstillende død og ødelæggelse.

Menelaus dræber Scamandrius (11)

Then died Scamandrius, expert in the chase,
In woods and wilds to wound the savage race;
Diana taught him all her sylvan arts,
To bend the bow, and aim unerring darts:
But vainly here Diana’s arts he tries,
The fatal lance arrests him as he flies;
From Menelaus’ arm the weapon sent,
Through his broad back and heaving bosom went:
Down sinks the warrior with a thundering sound,
His brazen armour rings against the ground.

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