Automedon charioteer of Achilles. Homer’s Iliad.

The Iliad of Homer. Automedon, charioteer, Achilles

Automedon charioteer of Achilles.

Automedon charioteer of Achilles.

AUTOMEDON was the son of Diorus, and the charioteer of Achilles.

“Then he (Patrocles) called, to yoke with speed
The steeds, Automedon, whom he esteemed
Next to Achilles, the great scatterer
Of armies; for he found him ever firm
In battle, breasting its shock.
Automedon led forth to take the yoke
Xanthus and Balius, coursers that in speed
Were like the wind. Podarge brought them forth
To Zephyrus, while she, the Harpy, graced
By ocean ‘s streams. Upon the outer side
He joined to them the noble Pedasus,
Brought by Achilles from the captured town
Where ruled Eetion. Though of mortal stock
Well might he match with those immortal steeds.”

Automedon was killed at the fall of Troy.

Bryant’s “Homer’s Iliad. Henri Regnault, Artist G. Mercier, Engraver

From the book: Character sketches of romance, fiction and the drama by Rev. Ebenezer Cobham Brewer, 1892. A revised American edition of the readers handbook. Edited by Marion Harland. Free eBook, Amazon

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The Iliad of Homer, by William Cullen Bryant. Free Ebook,  Amazon.

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