He then gave the half talent to Antilochus, who received it gladly.
But Menelaus got up in a rage, furiously angry with Antilochus.
But Antilochus noted a narrow gully, where the rain had collected and had carried away a part of the course.
With this he gave the mare over to Antilochus's comrade Noemon, and then took the cauldron.
But Menelaus also arose amongst them, grieving in his mind, vehemently enraged with Antilochus.
Then prudent, thus Antilochus replied.725 Oh royal Menelaus!
One half, therefore, of the spear stuck fast like a charred stake in Antilochus's shield, while the other lay on the ground.
With parted lips, and eyes staring with horror, Antilochus stood gazing at the bringer of the message of woe.
Then, the remnant prize Antilochus receiving, smiled and said.
The great Achilles smiled indulgently at the defiant attitude of Antilochus, who was very dear to him.