In this chapter Hector is told by Athena and Apollo to challenge one of the Greeks to single combat in order to stop the fighting that day. He issues the challenge but everyone is scared to fight him. King Menelaus gets pissed and starts putting on his armor, but his fellow Greeks stop him knowing he will get pwned. Finally, after a speech from Nestor lamenting the cowardice of kids these days, nine fighters volunteer to cast lots and Ajax is chosen.
The fight is pretty epic, starting with throwing spears at each other with enough force to pierce their many layered shields. Then they start stabbing at each other and then beating each other with huge rocks until Hector is about to die, but Apollo intervenes and ends the duel. I love what happens afterwards, they exchange gifts of friendship and both sides agree to a truce to bury their dead. They feast and give sacrifice to Zeus, yet he rumbles ominously overhead as the chapter comes to an end.
Anyway I find comfort in these trips to a different world and thought I'd share.. Also this band that I like called Echosmith just released their new album and I wanted to share some of their music. Kind of brings me back to the 80s and 90s:
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https://youtu.be/0WMiBXIfkfM (Can't get this to embed video but great tune)