Logue’s vivid rendition of several episodes in the Iliad pulsates with fresh phrasing and is a trove of triologisms. Here, the Greeks are summoned to war.
‘No more talk.
The King will arm. You lords will join the host,
Answering our clear-voiced heralds as they call –
From mountain fastness, riverside, or lake,
Farm, forest, lido, hinterland, or shore,
Pasture or precinct, well or distant wall,
By father’s name, or family name, or lord’s –
The long-haired Greeks to battle …’
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