Myrmidons


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Myrmidons

originally ants, turned into human beings by Zeus to populate the island of Oenone. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 697]
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seeing Hector over-powered by Myrmidons, got upon the stage, and with his good baton took over the true Trojans part so stoutly, that he routed the Greeks, and railed upon them loudly for a company of cowardly slaves to assault one man with so much at odds.
Among health threats, viruses are like the Myrmidons in their sheer numbers.
But what Vlasov doesn't realize is the fact that Himmler and his SS myrmidons merely allow him the illusion to be a vital component of their terrible game.
Just a procession of gumchewing Myrmidons in full bodyarmour, swaggering out to the wicket with great clubs slung over their shoulders like angry cavemen looking for dinner.
When Achilles refuses to fight to annoy Agamemnon, Patroclus appears in Achilles's armor at the head of the myrmidons and is killed by Prince Hector of Troy (Eric Bana).
When I told her of the warriors of the Iliad, the Myrmidons, the "ant people," she connected this with the feeling she and her husband both had that they had been warriors in a past life.
Thus these guardians of fife, too, [instincts involving serf-protection, care, procreation] were originally the myrmidons of death" (47).
Oettel, Kristen Tegtmeier (2002), "'The Free Sons of the North' versus 'The Myrmidons of Border-Ruffianism'," Kansas History, 25, 3, pp.
The Myrmidons entered from the pit as four urban youths in hooded tops, a trivializing short-hand for unprompted violence.
The Gurkha warriors are of the same ilk as Achilles and Myrmidons in the Iliad, and they deserve better than the shameless treatment they now receive.
If anything, our intelligence services were beaten in the espionage field by the Soviets and their myrmidons, such as the Cubans.