MYTHICAL KING OF LYKIA
“His name is Sarpedon. As he holds his horse at the top of the mountain pass, facing the sun declining to the West... he carries speckles of divine essence that shimmer upon the surface of his soul, akin to the shimmers of gold that the sun-god spreads upon the surface of the flowing in its slow, owing in its slow and sinuous course along the plain to distant Troy and to the barely visible sea.”
This is the story of Sarpedon the hero, and how his fate became in many ways intertwined with the Greek invasion in the northern kingdom and the destiny of that war. These two actors—a man and a war—form the matrix of the epic.