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.
Therefore, Thetis was destined to wed a mortal, Perleus, king of the Myrmidons.
Those who unleashed the denizens of hell are among us, they did not come from outer space, they are known, and they know where their myrmidons retreat, while they prepare their next outrage on the populace.
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Indeed, to the contrary, both he and his economic myrmidons have frequently spoken of their intention to pursue the allegedly noncompliant taxpayer to the very brink of that unhappy individual's endurance and sanity.
52) In Surry County, Virginia, the American victory seemed one in which the United States stifled British transgressions, for one toast proclaimed, "May he whenever occasion offers, teach the myrmidons of Britain to speak, when spoken to politely, otherwise chastise them.
The heroes' sexual relationship is first attested in a fragment from Aeschylus' lost tragedy The Myrmidons, composed roughly two centuries after the Iliad.
Instructing his army of Myrmidons to surround and murder unarmed Hector, he ignobly drags his body across the windy plains of Troy.
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.
14) The suspicion, never quite laid to rest, is the sullen myrmidons of the state.
The Myrmidons who at Achilles' command killed an unarmed and seated Hector were played by four boys not in armor but dressed in blue and wearing sandals, one of whom slit his throat, so that one reviewer (Kate Bassett) complained: "why, amid a Grecian army sporting horned helmets and breastplates, do Achilles' Myrmidons join the fray in shorts and espadrilles?