Palace of Nestor, Pylos, Greece, 2017.10.13
The Palace of Nestor, Pylos, Greece, 2017.10.13.
Nikon D7200, 12-24mm f/4G lens @12mm f/8, aperture priority.

"With this he left them and went onward to Nestor, the facile speaker of the Pylians, who was marshalling his men and urging them on, in company with Pelagon, Alastor, Chromius, Haemon, and Bias shepherd of his people. He placed his knights with their chariots and horses in the front rank, while the foot-soldiers, brave men and many, whom he could trust, were in the rear. The cowards he drove into the middle, that they might fight whether they would or no. He gave his orders to the knights first, bidding them hold their horses well in hand, so as to avoid confusion. 'Let no man,' he said, 'relying on his strength or horsemanship, get before the others and engage singly with the Trojans, nor yet let him lag behind or you will weaken your attack; but let each when he meets an enemy's chariot throw his spear from his own; this be much the best; this is how the men of old took towns and strongholds; in this wise were they minded.'

"Thus did the old man charge them, for he had been in many a fight, and King Agamemnon was glad. 'I wish,' he said to him, 'that your limbs were as supple and your strength as sure as your judgment is; but age, the common enemy of mankind, has laid his hand upon you; would that it had fallen upon some other, and that you were still young.'

"And Nestor, knight of Gerene, answered, 'Son of Atreus, I too would gladly be the man I was when I slew mighty Ereuthalion; but the gods will not give us everything at one and the same time. I was then young, and now I am old; still I can go with my knights and give them that counsel which old men have a right to give. The wielding of the spear I leave to those who are younger and stronger than myself.'"

— eText of Homer, The Iliad, Project Gutenberg.