The Iliad by Homer
Good examples of the Homeric arming scene are those with Paris, Agamemnon, Patrklos, and Achilles. These scenes involved detailed accounts of each individual soldier suiting up for battle. Of the four extended descriptions that occur in the Iliad, the first, of Paris, is ten lines long; Agamemnon takes thirty-two lines to equip himself, Patroklos fifteen, and Achilleus twenty-three.
First Paris is described fastening his "fair" greaves linked with silver. Homer using the word fair to describe his graves coincides with the personality and physical appearance of Paris as a person…
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