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AND THEIR SQUADRONS.
ffyfte shippes in fere to the fflete broght.
Aiax œlius, aunterous in werre,
4088 Thretty shippes full thriste throng into hauyn;
And sex of a sort þat suyt hym after.
with 50 ships
Ajax Oileus, with
30 ships, and 6 others.
Polibos, a proude kyng, & his pere Amphimake,- Polybetes and pai come out of Calydon with a clene pepull; 4092 And foure scoure fyne shippes to the flete broght. Out of Trasy pere turnet triet Vlexes the kyng, Ulysses from
With fyfty, in a furthe, all of fuerse vesell.
Duke Melios the mighty met in a hauyn,
4096 And soght fro his Cité sothely of Pygre, With Eleuon od shippes abill to werre.
Thracia, with 50 ships.
Eumelus from Phere, with 11 ships.
Achilles froin Phthiotis, with 50 ships.
Poterhas & Protesselon, po proude Dukes twoo, þai fecchid out of Philace, þat was pere fre londe, 4100 ffyfté shippes in fere, & fore vnto Attens. Machaon & Polidus, pris kynges bothe, Turnyt out of Trision, & triet shippes broght Two & thretty full thryuond, & prong into prise. 4104 Out of Phithes, pe faire Cité folowet Achilles, ffifté shippes full shene strode fro pe depe. Kyng Thelephus tomly toke from his hauyn, Twelue shippes well shapon, & shalkes within, ships. 4108 Of his Rewme noght Riche, Rodan was cald. Rufirus the ryche raght fro his Rewme, bat Sicham was said sothely to nome; And fyfté shippes full shene folowet hym after.
4112 Two Dukes full derke droghen in fere,
I shall neme you pere nomes now, er I pas :Antius & Amphimake, auntirous in werre. pay were lordes of a londe pere ledis in dwelt, 4116 That were bioustious of beiryng, byg men with all,
Enerdond by hor one, & Elyda hit hight.
pai broght to the Brym XL bigge shippes. Polibethes, a proud kyng, pert of his dedis, 4120 He broght to the brym barges eleivan,
Prothylus, a pert kyng, put on the water
Telephus, king of
Euryalus from Sicyon, with 50 ships.
Antiphus and Amphimachus from Elis, with 40 ships. (fol. 64 b.)
Polypotes, with 11 ships. Prothylus, or Prothous, with 50 ships.
Boeotia, with 32
The allies of the Greeks were 69 in all, and the number of their ships was 1232; not including Palamedes, who
joined them some time after.
ffyfté shippes fyn, full of folke all,
Two & thretty thried shippes prast full of pepull.
Of kynges full kene, & of kyde Dukes,
The sowme for to set was sexty & nene.
The nowmber of the noble shippes, pat to pe note yode,
ffor to telle hom by tale, was truly a thowsaund Twa hundrethe & twenty, & twelue o pe last, 4136 Without Palomydon pe proude, pat preset hom
With a nauy full noble ;-Nawlus son the grete.
ben come pai to counsell, as I shall kythe after.
How the Grekes sent vnto
Delphon to have onsware of a god of
4140 Lenge we a little with lykyng, to telle
When all were at Attens, aunter befell,
Agamynon the gret gedrit in fere,
4144 Into a place þat was playne without the prise Cité,
There Setis for po souerans Sothely was maked,
ffor kynges pat pere come & other kyde Dukes,
4148 When all set were in sercle pe souerayn aboute,
4156 What bolde ye haue broght into pis brode
What fighting folke yche freike has!
Who sothely hath sene soche a pepull ere?
4160 Se at a Semly soche a sight hoole
(fol. 65 a.)
While the fleet lay at Athens, Agamemnon assembled the leaders to a council.
"Renowned princes! who, with your hosts, have joined this expedition, look around you!
Never has there
been such a fleet assembled; never such hosts of warriors, young and old !
Surely they are
us to war.
(fol. 65 b.)
The purpose of
this expedition is known to all.
It is to take vengeance on the
Of kynges in a company, & of kyde Dukes,
Ne of one purpas in a place pepull so fele;
To fare in a furde our fos to distroy.
þai are blyndit with baret & with bare sorow,
Perfourme our purpos, and put it to end,
þat we so mony and so mighty are meuyt to do.
Of daunger & desese is don to our londis;
Trojans for the
villany they have
Honour must be
disgrace must be avenged;
þat all þe weghes of þe world be warnit by hom, 4192 And pat no tale may be told in tyme for to come, Ne witnes in writyng by weghes herafter,
hat any lord of our londe shuld lacche soche a
THE COUNSEL OF AGAMEMNON.
Vnwrokyn with wondis: þat weghes may
4196 Ne we, þat are so worthy & wight men ynogh, Shall not slely let slide, ne slip out of mynde, bat our successoures may say sothely, ne holde Dyssehonour of our dedys, & dem vs for feble. 4200 Syn we now bene of noble men in nowmber so fele,
And of strenght so stern stondyng in one,
Who is now so qweme or qwaint of his wit,
that posterity may not hold us in dishonour.
Who so bold, or
so foolish, as to
That couthe mesure our might, or with mouthe defy the might of
4204 The pouer of our pepull, & our playn strenght?
4208 þat vnwysely has wroght with wyttis full febill,
Ne mynd not pes men of þe mykyll harme, That a sone of our folke before hom has done, 4212 When lamydon was lord & pe lond eght,
That was fader to the freike that offens mas;
4216 And fele of his folke fongit on lyue,
4220 No vnpossibill, thys pupull perfourme in dede,
That we purpos a pouer to put in hor lond, 4224 To noy hom with note and negh hom belyue. Sum helpe for to haue, hast hom þay wyll, Of ledys of other lond lyond hom gayne,
(fol. 66 a.) such an alliance ?
None but tho
who have had already a specimen of our power and our vengeance.
They know us