When they came to where fair-haired Menelaus was wounded, and those who were chieftains were gathered in a circle around him, the god-like hero stood in their midst and straightaway pulled out the arrow from the clasped belt. As it was being extracted, the barbs were broken backwards. He loosened the glittering belt and the drawers beneath and the guard fashioned by the coppersmiths. But when he saw the wound, where the bitter arTOW had struck, he sucked out the blood and with sure knowledge spread on soothing salves, which once Chiron with kindly thoughts gave to his father.