Heralds and Messengers

“Then they would have hacked at one another in close combat with their swords, had not heralds, messengers of gods and men, come forward, one from the Trojans and the other from the bronze-armored Achaeans—Talthybios and Idaios both of them honorable men; these parted them with their staves…” I have become interested in the role of the herald. Does this carry a special status and have particular responsibilities? Is a… Read more