Sunday, October 20, 2019
Take heart, remove the idea of death from your mind!Bryan Hainsworth ad loc.:
θάρσει, μηδέ τί τοι θάνατος καταθύμιος ἔστω.
Odysseus' reassurance of the wretched Dolon seems at first reading a pleasant return to the conventions of war that prevailed before the opening of the Iliad, when Akhilleus habitually took prisoners and allowed them to be ransomed (11.104-6, 21.100-2).But a short time later (10.455-457), Diomedes slaughters Dolon.