The timbre and beat of martial music as the Greek states gather behind Agamemnon for an almighty war.



Wide-ruling Agamemnon’s voices called

Greece to its feet, and set it on the move.

And as they moved,

To stunt-hoop tambourines and trumpet drums…’


Source: Christopher Logue, War Music: An account of Books 1-4 and 16-19 of Homer’s Iliad, London: Faber and Faber, 2001, p. 79

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