Here, the Trojan hero Hector addresses the Greek Ajax in friendship.  There is a number of heart- prefixed triologisms in Homer, concerning hatred, hostility, and its effects. 

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‘Come then, let us give each other glorious presents,

so that any of the Achaians or Trojans may say of us:

“These two fought each other in heart-consuming hate, then

joined with each other in close friendship, before they were parted.”‘


Source: Homer, The Iliad of Homer, trans. Richmond Lattimore (Chicago: Chicago UP, 1961 (1951)), book 7, p. 176


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