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... and language of a people ; and which , while the traditions were yet living and
believed in , has been worked up in a single poem , or group of poems , whose
antiquity and national character have made them , in some sense , sacred books
Laomedon , father of Priam , had incensed the hero Hercules by withholding the
sacred horses , the promised reward for the rescue of his daughter , and was
slain by the hand of Telamon . The royal palace had become a seraglio , where ...
Hence the famous ten years ' siege , and the destruction of the sacred city . About
the tale of Troy had gathered a vast body of legendary adventure , contained in
the “ Cyclic Poets , ” the festal Odes , the Attic Tragedies , and above all in the ...
Laoco÷n in vain protests against receiving it within the walls : meanwhile Sinon ,
pretending to have fled from the Greeks , is received in confidence by Priam ,
whom he persuades that the horse is a sacred offering to Minerva ( 40–198 ) .
While the trees are felled for his funeral pile , Ăneas , guided by doves to the
mouth of Acheron , finds the sacred bough : the funeral rites ( 156–235 ) . After
due rites have been paid , he follows the Sibyl to the world of shadows :
apparitions of ...
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