Homer, Iliad 9.632-3

“There are some who accept payment for the murder of a relative or even a child struck-dead.”


… καὶ μέν τίς τε κασιγνήτοιο φονῆος

ποινὴν ἢ οὗ παιδὸς ἐδέξατο τεθνηῶτος·


Out of context, one can imagine that Ajax’ speech to Achilles falls on deaf ears…but does it?

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