Deiphobus


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Deiphobus

while sleeping, he is betrayed by Helen and slain by Menelaus. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid VI]
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43} At that moment you came up to us; some god who wished well to the Trojans must have set you on to it and you had Deiphobus with you.
The next company was led by Paris, Alcathous, and Agenor; the third by Helenus and Deiphobus, two sons of Priam, and with them was the hero Asius--Asius, the son of Hyrtacus, whose great black horses of the breed that comes from the river Selleis had brought him from Arisbe.
After this Deiphobus marries Helen, Odysseus brings Neoptolemus from Scyros and gives him his father's arms, and the ghost of Achilles appears to him.
And within the central, all-too-human cast of the hypermyth, perhaps no characters are more important than the several sets of brothers who populate his tale: Agamemnon and Menelaus, Hector and Paris (or Deiphobus or any of King Priam's fifty princely sons), and even, in a symbolic sense, Achilles and Patroclus, to say nothing of half-brothers such as Telamonian Ajax and Teucer.
And while it is true that both men seek help in their final fight--one often forgets that Hector is tricked by the gods into thinking his brother Deiphobus stands with him for support--much more is made of this in Tolkien's vision: Boromir repeatedly blows upon the horn of Gondor in order to bring the aid of the fellowship to his side.
If anything, Virgil's account of the treacherous disfigurement of Deiphobus (6.
when along you came, Helen--roused, no doubt, by a dark power bent on giving Troy some glory, and dashing Prince Deiphobus squired your every step.
In Book 6, Deiphobus, appearing as a mangled ghost, has "populataque tempora raptis auribus" (a phrase breathy with short a-sounds), literally "ravaged temples and ears stolen away" Do you meld a doubled, pleonastic expression into something simple, raping Virgil's style to get a trouble-free twentieth-century-sounding one?