Pap. Berlin P. 21159   (More information about the Object)
Publication No. Lit
Modern Title Homer, Ilias 11, 130–136
Summary Homer, Iliad 11, 130–136


1Ἀτρεΐδης. τὼ δ᾽ αὖτ᾽ ἐκ δίφρου γουναζέσθην·
2ζώγρει Ἀτρέος υἱέ, σὺ δ᾽ ἄξια δέξαι ἄποινα.
3πολλὰ δ᾽ ἐν Ἀντιμάχοιο δόμοις κειμήλια κεῖται
4χαλκός τε χρυσός τε πολύκμητός τε σίδηρος,
5τῶν κέν τοι χαρίσαιτο πατὴρ ἀπερείσι᾽ ἄποινα
6εἰ νῶϊ ζωοὺς πεπύθοιτ᾽ ἐπὶ νηυσὶν Ἀχα ιῶν.
7ὣς τώ γε κλαίοντε προσαυδήτην βασιλῆα


1... the sun of Atreus, and the two begged him from the chariot:
2"Take us alive, son of Atreus, and accept a worthy ransom.
3Many treasures lie stored in the house of Antimachus,
4bronze and gold and iron worked with much toil;
5from these would our father grant you ransom past counting
6if he should hear that we are alive at the ships of the Achaeans."
7So with weeping the two spoke to the king with gentle words ... (after Murray/Wyatt 1924)