A depiction of the north and south ice caps, as ‘icy scabs at either end of the earth’. And then having them wince in their sleep as Achilles’ distant scream reaches them from its middling latitude.
‘He lifts his face to 90; draws his breath;
And from the bottom of his heart emits
So long and loud and terrible a scream
The icy scabs at either end of earth
Winced in their sleep.’
Source: Christopher Logue, War Music: An account of Books 1-4 and 16-19 of Homer’s Iliad, London: Faber and Faber, 2001, p. 190
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