Nine words, three sentences, and you see Ajax before you and how he is seen by thousands of Greek soldiers. And then that contemporary metaphor linking his war-gear to landing gear: eyelets like runway lights! Zesty stuff.
‘Ajax is loved. I mean it. He is loved.
Not just for physical magnificence
(The eyelets on his mesh like runway lights)’
Source: Christopher Logue, War Music: An account of Books 1-4 and 16-19 of Homer’s Iliad, London: Faber and Faber, 2001, p. 13