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Book V: Law
Chapter 1. Thémis
It is expressly stated: it was in virtue of a divine order that this helmet which belonged to Achilles must never be sullied with dust. This is because Achilles is a “godlike man” (anḕr theîos, l. 798); he is a member of the divine family and even his arms enjoy this divine privilege.