2008/1/18 yermej <yermej / gmail.com>:
>
> For The Illiad, I got:
> ' who are
> perishing and coming to a bad end. We will, however, since you so
> bid us, refrain from actual fighting, but we will make serviceable
> suggestions to the Argives' (168 characters)
>
>

Using Eric's code, for "The Iliad" downloaded from the Gutenberg project...

"On this the rest of the Acheans with one voice were for respecting
the priest and taking the ransom that he offered; but not so
Agamemnon, who spoke fiercely to him and sent him roughly away. " (193
characters)

Todd