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