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siege
used in The Iliad by Homer (translated by: Lang, Leaf, & Myers)

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Definition
a military tactic in which a fortified place is surrounded and isolated while it is attacked over time

or:

any prolonged attack, effort, or period of trouble
  • BOOK I. How Agamemnon and Achilles fell out at the siege of Troy; and Achilles withdrew himself from battle, and won from Zeus a pledge that his wrong should be avenged on Agamemnon and the Achaians.
    Book 1 (0% in)
  • But around the other city were two armies in siege with glittering arms.
    Book 18 (79% in)

There are no more uses of "siege" in The Iliad by Homer (translated by: Lang, Leaf, & Myers).

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