The Iliad

Bohn, 1851 - 466 Seiten

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Seite 297 - If chance the radiant sun with farewell sweet Extend his evening beam, the fields revive, The birds their nests renew, and bleating herds Attest their joy, that hill and valley rings.
Seite 421 - O'er bog, or steep, through strait, rough, dense, or rare, With head, hands, wings, or feet, pursues his way, 950 And swims, or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flies.
Seite 371 - But dreadfully from above thundered the father of gods and men ; whilst beneath Neptune shook the boundless earth and the lofty summits of the mountains. The roots and all the summits of many-rilled Ida were shaken, and the city of the Trojans, and the ships of the Greeks. Pluto himself, king of the nether world, trembled beneath, and leaped up from his throne, terrified, and shouted aloud, lest earth-shaking Neptune should rend asunder the earth over him, and disclose to mortals and immortals his...
Seite 57 - O father Jove, ruling from Ida, most glorious, most mighty, — and thou, O sun, who beholdest all things, and hearest all things — and ye rivers, and thou earth, and ye below who punish men deceased, whosoever swears with perjury, be ye witnesses and preserve the faithful league. If, on the one hand, Alexander should slay Menelaus, let him thenceforth retain Helen and all her possessions ; but let us return in our sea-traversing ships. But if, on the contrary, yellow-haired Menelaus slay Alexander,...
Seite 135 - Jove assembles the gods, and forbids them to interfere between the Greeks and Trojans. He then repairs to Ida, where, having consulted the scales of destiny, he directs his lightning against the Greeks. Nestor, in the chariot of Diomede, goes against Hector, whose charioteer is slain by Diomede. Jove again interposes his thunders, and the Greeks seek refuge within the rampart.
Seite 265 - From off the files of war : there they him laid Gnashing for anguish, and despite, and shame, To find himself not...
Seite 229 - But he himself placed gold around his person, took his golden lash, well wrought, and ascended his chariot. He proceeded to drive over the billows, and the monsters of the deep * sported beneath him on all sides from their recesses, nor were ignorant of their king. For joy the sea separated ; and they flew very rapidly, nor was the brazen axle moist beneath.
Seite 269 - I may chastise thee with stripes. Dost thou not remember when thou didst swing from on high, and I hung two anvils from thy feet, and bound a golden chain around thy hands, that could not be broken ? And thou didst hang in the air and clouds, and the gods commiserated thee throughout lofty Olympus ; but standing around, they were not able to release thee; but whomsoever I caught, seizing, I hurled from the threshold [of heaven], till he reached the earth, hardly breathing.
Seite 37 - Say first, for Heav'n hides nothing from thy view, Nor the deep tract of Hell, say first what cause Mov'd our grand parents in that happy state...
Seite 151 - BOOK THE NINTH. ARGUMENT. By advice of Nestor, Agamemnon sends Ulysses, Phoenix, and Ajax, to the tent of Achilles to sue for a reconciliation. Notwithstanding the earnest appeal of Phoenix, their errand proves fruitless. THUS the Trojans indeed kept guard : but a mighty...

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