fountainhead

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What if I were to promise to give up Helen, who was the fountainhead of all this war, and all the treasure that Alexandrus brought with him in his ships to Troy, aye, and to let the Achaeans divide the half of everything that the city contains among themselves?
Tell me the real truth, as you have it from the fountainhead.
He was the legitimate fountainhead of the information that I was dying to have poured into my mind.