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Book 6, Glaukos
'the family of a man is like the leaves on trees. The wind scatters them on the ground, but the trees burst into bud and grow fresh leaves when the spring comes round'
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Book 22, treatment of Hector's body
'each went in and stabbed the body'
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Book 22, effect of Hector's death
'it was as if the whole of frowning Ilium was smouldering from top to bottom'
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Book 22, Hector impact
'a man they greeted like a god'
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Book 24, Achilles torment
'whom he could not banish from his mind'
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Book 24, Priam's reaction to Hector's death
'plastered in dung'
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Book 24, Helen on Hector
'never heard a single harsh or spiteful word from you'
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Aeneid Book 1, Virgil
'I sing of arms and of the man'
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Book 1, Aeneas was
'already famous throughout the world'
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Book 4, Dido's graphic death
'blood foaming on the blade and staining her hands'
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Book 6, Deiphobus who represents the men who fell at Troy
'his whole body mutilated and his face cruelly torn'
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Book 12, Aeneas' shield like
'the dismal blaze of Sirius the Dog - star shedding its sinister light across the sky and bringing thirst and disease to suffering mortals.'
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