I liked this punchy, tongue-twisting image of remote and mountainous Macedon.
‘He will get home. That is to say, regain his ilex-napped
Snowcragbackfastnesses of Macedon.’
Source: Christopher Logue, War Music: An account of Books 1-4 and 16-19 of Homer’s Iliad, London: Faber and Faber, 2001, p. 107