What fools are we when we try to quarrel with Zeus!

A dear friend’s advice can be a powerful thing.

But you are impossible / to deal with, Achilles. I hope I am never seized / with anger such as yours. What good is your excellence?

You can save your words for the council: battles are won / by deeds.

Boast while you still can, Hector. Your triumph was given / by Zeus and Apollos. They were the ones who really / brought me down; they disarmed me and gave me to you.