On Ajax and Hector
Bitter favours did Hector and Ajax of the great shield give each
other after the fight in memory of their friendship. For Hector
received a girdle and gave a sword in return, and they proved in
death the favour that was in the gifts. The sword slew Ajax in
his madness, and the girdle dragged Hector behind the chariot.
Thus the adversaries gave each other the self-destroying gifts,
which held death in them under pretence of kindness.