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The Odyssey: Book 4 by Homer

The Odyssey: Book 4 by Homer

They reached the low lying city of Lacedaemon them where they drove straight to the of abode Menelaus [and found him in his own house, feasting with his many clansmen in honour ...

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The Odyssey: Book 24 by Homer

The Odyssey: Book 24 by Homer

Then Mercury of Cyllene summoned the ghosts of the suitors, and in his hand he held the fair golden wand with which he seals men's eyes in sleep or wakes them just as he ...

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The Iliad: Book 9 by Homer

The Iliad: Book 9 by Homer

Thus did the Trojans watch. But Panic, comrade of blood-stained Rout, had taken fast hold of the Achaeans and their princes were all of them in despair. As when the two winds ...

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The Iliad: Book 7 by Homer

The Iliad: Book 7 by Homer

With these words Hector passed through the gates, and his brother Alexandrus with him, both eager for the fray. As when heaven sends a breeze to sailors who have long looked for ...

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The Iliad: Book 5 by Homer

The Iliad: Book 5 by Homer

Then Pallas Minerva put valour into the heart of Diomed, son of Tydeus, that he might excel all the other Argives, and cover himself with glory. She made a stream of fire flare ...

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The Iliad: Book 3 by Homer

The Iliad: Book 3 by Homer

When the companies were thus arrayed, each under its own captain, the Trojans advanced as a flight of wild fowl or cranes that scream overhead when rain and winter drive them ...

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The Iliad: Book 24 by Homer

The Iliad: Book 24 by Homer

The assembly now broke up and the people went their ways each to his own ship. There they made ready their supper, and then bethought them of the blessed boon of sleep; but ...

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The Iliad: Book 23 by Homer

The Iliad: Book 23 by Homer

Thus did they make their moan throughout the city, while the Achaeans when they reached the Hellespont went back every man to his own ship. But Achilles would not let the ...

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The Iliad: Book 21 by Homer

The Iliad: Book 21 by Homer

Now when they came to the ford of the full-flowing river Xanthus, begotten of immortal Jove, Achilles cut their forces in two: one half he chased over the plain towards the city ...

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The Iliad: Book 20 by Homer

The Iliad: Book 20 by Homer

Thus, then, did the Achaeans arm by their ships round you, O son of Peleus, who were hungering for battle; while the Trojans over against them armed upon the rise of the plain. ...

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The Iliad: Book 2 by Homer

The Iliad: Book 2 by Homer

Now the other gods and the armed warriors on the plain slept soundly, but Jove was wakeful, for he was thinking how to do honour to Achilles, and destroyed much people at the ...

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The Iliad: Book 18 by Homer

The Iliad: Book 18 by Homer

Thus then did they fight as it were a flaming fire. Meanwhile the fleet runner Antilochus, who had been sent as messenger, reached Achilles, and found him sitting by his tall ...

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The Iliad: Book 17 by Homer

The Iliad: Book 17 by Homer

Brave Menelaus son of Atreus now came to know that Patroclus had fallen, and made his way through the front ranks clad in full armour to bestride him. As a cow stands lowing ...

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The Iliad: Book 16 by Homer

The Iliad: Book 16 by Homer

Thus did they fight about the ship of Protesilaus. Then Patroclus drew near to Achilles with tears welling from his eyes, as from some spring whose crystal stream falls over the ...

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The Iliad: Book 15 by Homer

The Iliad: Book 15 by Homer

But when their flight had taken them past the trench and the set stakes, and many had fallen by the hands of the Danaans, the Trojans made a halt on reaching their chariots, ...

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The Iliad: Book 14 by Homer

The Iliad: Book 14 by Homer

Nestor was sitting over his wine, but the cry of battle did not escape him, and he said to the son of Aesculapius, "What, noble Machaon, is the meaning of all this? The shouts ...

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The Iliad: Book 13 by Homer

The Iliad: Book 13 by Homer

Now when Jove had thus brought Hector and the Trojans to the ships, he left them to their never-ending toil, and turned his keen eyes away, looking elsewhither towards the ...

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The Iliad: Book 11 by Homer

The Iliad: Book 11 by Homer

And now as Dawn rose from her couch beside Tithonus, harbinger of light alike to mortals and immortals, Jove sent fierce Discord with the ensign of war in her hands to the ships ...

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The Iliad: Book 12 by Homer

The Iliad: Book 12 by Homer

So the son of Menoetius was attending to the hurt of Eurypyluswithin the tent, but the Argives and Trojans still fought desperately,nor were the trench and the high wall above it, ...

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The Iliad: Book 10 by Homer

The Iliad: Book 10 by Homer

Now the other princes of the Achaeans slept soundly the wholenight through, but Agamemnon son of Atreus was troubled, so that hecould get no rest. As when fair Juno's lord flashes ...

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The Iliad: Book 22 by Homer

The Iliad: Book 22 by Homer

Thus the Trojans in the city, scared like fawns, wiped the sweatfrom off them and drank to quench their thirst, leaning against thegoodly battlements, while the Achaeans with ...

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The Iliad: Book 1 by Homer

The Iliad: Book 1 by Homer

Sing, O goddess, the anger of Achilles son of Peleus, that broughtcountless ills upon the Achaeans. Many a brave soul did it sendhurrying down to Hades, and many a hero did it ...

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The Iliad (Bk I) by Homer

The Iliad (Bk I) by Homer

Sing, O goddess, the anger of Achilles son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans. Many a brave soul did it send hurrying down to Hades, and many a hero did it ...

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The Iliad: Book 19 by Homer

The Iliad: Book 19 by Homer

Now when Dawn in robe of saffron was hasting from the streams ofOceanus, to bring light to mortals and immortals, Thetis reached theships with the armour that the god had given ...

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The Odyssey: Book 1 by Homer

The Odyssey: Book 1 by Homer

Tell me, o muse, of that ingenious hero who travelled far and wideafter he had sacked the famous town of Troy. Many cities did he visit,and many were the nations with whose ...

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The Iliad: Book 8 by Homer

The Iliad: Book 8 by Homer

Now when Morning, clad in her robe of saffron, had begun to suffuselight over the earth, Jove called the gods in council on the topmostcrest of serrated Olympus. Then he spoke and ...

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The Odyssey: Book 5 by Homer

The Odyssey: Book 5 by Homer

And now, as Dawn rose from her couch beside Tithonus- harbinger oflight alike to mortals and immortals- the gods met in council and withthem, Jove the lord of thunder, who is ...

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The Iliad: Book 6 by Homer

The Iliad: Book 6 by Homer

The fight between Trojans and Achaeans was now left to rage as itwould, and the tide of war surged hither and thither over the plain asthey aimed their bronze-shod spears at one ...

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The Odyssey: Book 9 by Homer

The Odyssey: Book 9 by Homer

And Ulysses answered, "King Alcinous, it is a good thing to hear abard with such a divine voice as this man has. There is nothing betteror more delightful than when a whole people ...

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The Odyssey: Book 6 by Homer

The Odyssey: Book 6 by Homer

So here Ulysses slept, overcome by sleep and toil; but Minervawent off to the country and city of the Phaecians- a people who usedto live in the fair town of Hypereia, near the ...

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The Odyssey by Homer
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The Odyssey: Book 16 by Homer

The Odyssey: Book 16 by Homer

Meanwhile Ulysses and the swineherd had lit a fire in the hut andwere were getting breakfast ready at daybreak for they had sent themen out with the pigs. When Telemachus came up, ...

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The Odyssey: Book 23 by Homer

The Odyssey: Book 23 by Homer

Euryclea now went upstairs laughing to tell her mistress that herdear husband had come home. Her aged knees became young again andher feet were nimble for joy as she went up to ...

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The Odyssey: Book 19 by Homer

The Odyssey: Book 19 by Homer

Ulysses was left in the cloister, pondering on the means wherebywith Minerva's help he might be able to kill the suitors. Presently hesaid to Telemachus, "Telemachus, we must get ...

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The Odyssey: Book 13 by Homer

The Odyssey: Book 13 by Homer

Thus did he speak, and they all held their peace throughout thecovered cloister, enthralled by the charm of his story, till presentlyAlcinous began to speak. "Ulysses," said he, ...

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The Odyssey: Book 17 by Homer

The Odyssey: Book 17 by Homer

When the child of morning, rosy-fingered Dawn, appeared,Telemachus bound on his sandals and took a strong spear that suitedhis hands, for he wanted to go into the city. "Old ...

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The Iliad: Book 4 by Homer

The Iliad: Book 4 by Homer

Now the gods were sitting with Jove in council upon the golden floorwhile Hebe went round pouring out nectar for them to drink, and asthey pledged one another in their cups of ...

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The Odyssey: Book 15 by Homer

The Odyssey: Book 15 by Homer

But Minerva went to the fair city of Lacedaemon to tell Ulysses' sonthat he was to return at once. She found him and Pisistratussleeping in the forecourt of Menelaus's house; ...

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The Odyssey: Book 8 by Homer

The Odyssey: Book 8 by Homer

Now when the child of morning, rosy-fingered Dawn, appeared,Alcinous and Ulysses both rose, and Alcinous led the way to thePhaecian place of assembly, which was near the ships. ...

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The Odyssey: Book 21 by Homer

The Odyssey: Book 21 by Homer

Minerva now put it in Penelope's mind to make the suitors trytheir skill with the bow and with the iron axes, in contest amongthemselves, as a means of bringing about their ...

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The Odyssey: Book 11 by Homer

The Odyssey: Book 11 by Homer

Then, when we had got down to the sea shore we drew our ship intothe water and got her mast and sails into her; we also put the sheepon board and took our places, weeping and in ...

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The Odyssey: Book 10 by Homer

The Odyssey: Book 10 by Homer

Thence we went on to the Aeoli island where lives Aeolus son ofHippotas, dear to the immortal gods. It is an island that floats (asit were) upon the sea, iron bound with a wall ...

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The Odyssey: Book 22 by Homer

The Odyssey: Book 22 by Homer

Then Ulysses tore off his rags, and sprang on to the broadpavement with his bow and his quiver full of arrows. He shed thearrows on to the ground at his feet and said, "The mighty ...

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The Odyssey: Book 20 by Homer

The Odyssey: Book 20 by Homer

Ulysses slept in the cloister upon an undressed bullock's hide, onthe top of which he threw several skins of the sheep the suitors hadeaten, and Eurynome threw a cloak over him ...

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The Odyssey: Book 14 by Homer

The Odyssey: Book 14 by Homer

Ulysses now left the haven, and took the rough track up throughthe wooded country and over the crest of the mountain till hereached the place where Minerva had said that he would ...

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The Odyssey: Book 2 by Homer

The Odyssey: Book 2 by Homer

Now when the child of morning, rosy-fingered Dawn, appeared,Telemachus rose and dressed himself. He bound his sandals on to hiscomely feet, girded his sword about his shoulder, ...

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The Odyssey: Book 18 by Homer

The Odyssey: Book 18 by Homer

Now there came a certain common tramp who used to go begging allover the city of Ithaca, and was notorious as an incorrigibleglutton and drunkard. This man had no strength nor ...

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The Odyssey: Book 3 by Homer

The Odyssey: Book 3 by Homer

But as the sun was rising from the fair sea into the firmament ofheaven to shed Blight on mortals and immortals, they reached Pylos thecity of Neleus. Now the people of Pylos were ...

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The Odyssey: Book 12 by Homer

The Odyssey: Book 12 by Homer

"After we were clear of the river Oceanus, and had got out intothe open sea, we went on till we reached the Aeaean island where thereis dawn and sunrise as in other places. We ...

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The Odyssey: Book 7 by Homer

The Odyssey: Book 7 by Homer

Thus, then, did Ulysses wait and pray; but the girl drove on tothe town. When she reached her father's house she drew up at thegateway, and her brothers- comely as the gods- ...

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