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

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for that reason (what follows is so because of what was just said)
  • Therefore will I speak; but do thou make covenant with me, and swear that verily with all thy heart thou wilt aid me both by word and deed.
    Book 1 (13% in)
  • Each Translator is therefore responsible for his own portion; but the whole has been revised by all three Translators, and the rendering of passages or phrases recurring in more than one portion has been determined after deliberation in common.
    Prefatory Note (9% in)
  • Then was the noble seer of good courage, and spake: "Neither by reason of a vow is he displeased, nor for any hecatomb, but for his priest's sake to whom Agamemnon did despite, and set not his daughter free and accepted not the ransom; therefore hath the Far-darter brought woes upon us, yea, and will bring.
    Book 1 (16% in)
  • Though the immortal gods made him a spearman, do they therefore put revilings in his mouth for him to utter?
    Book 1 (47% in)
  • Thou therefore, if indeed thou canst, guard thine own son; betake thee to Olympus and beseech Zeus by any word whereby thou ever didst make glad his heart.
    Book 1 (64% in)
  • Therefore were it well that thou shouldest not have kings in thy mouth as thou talkest, and utter revilings against them and be on the watch for departure.
    Book 2 (29% in)
  • Therefore now dost thou revile continually Agamemnon son of Atreus, shepherd of the host, because the Danaan warriors give him many gifts, and so thou talkest tauntingly.
    Book 2 (30% in)
  • Therefore do I not marvel that the Achaians should fret beside their beaked ships; yet nevertheless is it shameful to wait long and to depart empty.
    Book 2 (35% in)
  • Therefore let Trojan's wife and paid back his strivings and groans for Helen's sake.
    Book 2 (42% in)
  • Seeing that the allies are very many throughout Priam's great city, and diverse men, being scattered abroad, have diverse tongues; therefore let each one give the word to those whose chieftain he is, and them let him lead forth and have the ordering of his countrymen."
    Book 2 (92% in)
  • Therefore thou comest hither with guileful intent.
    Book 3 (88% in)
  • Do not thou therefore in any wise have our fathers in like honour with us.
    Book 4 (75% in)
  • Therefore they called him Simoeisios, but he repaid not his dear parents the recompense of his nurture; scanty was his span of life by reason of the spear of great-hearted Aias that laid him low.
    Book 4 (87% in)
  • Therefore if any god come hither to make trial of thee, fight not thou face to face with any of the immortal gods; save only if Aphrodite daughter of Zeus enter into the battle, her smite thou with the keen bronze.
    Book 5 (14% in)
  • Therefore in an evil hour I took from the peg my curved bow on that day when I led my Trojans to lovely Ilios, to do noble Hector pleasure.
    Book 5 (21% in)
  • Come therefore, take thou the lash and shining reins, and I will stand upon the car to fight; or else withstand thou him, and to the horses will I look.
    Book 5 (23% in)
  • And stalwart Diomedes made answer to her and said: "I know thee, goddess daughter of aegis-bearing Zeus: therefore with my whole heart will I tell thee my thought and hide it not.
    Book 5 (86% in)
  • Therefore do I now give ground myself and have bidden all the Argives likewise to gather here together; for I discern Ares lording it in the fray.
    Book 5 (87% in)
  • Therefore I deem that by her prompting thou art in this plight.
    Book 5 (98% in)
  • Therefore now am I to thee a dear guest-friend in midmost Argos, and thou in Lykia, whene'er I fare to your land.
    Book 6 (25% in)
  • And godlike Alexandros answered him: "Hector, since in measure thou chidest me and not beyond measure, therefore will I tell thee; lay thou it to thine heart and hearken to me.
    Book 6 (51% in)
  • But in the midst of you are the chiefest of all the Achaians; therefore now let the man whose heart biddeth him fight with me come hither from among you all to be your champion against goodly Hector.
    Book 7 (16% in)
  • Go therefore now and sit amid the company of thy fellows; against him shall the Achaians put forth another champion.
    Book 7 (26% in)
  • ...and said: "Son of Atreus and ye other princes of the Achaians, seeing that many flowing-haired Achaians are dead, and keen Ares hath spilt their dusky blood about fair-flowing Skamandros, and their souls have gone down to the house of Hades; therefore it behoveth thee to make the battle of the Achaians cease with daybreak; and we will assemble to wheel hither the corpses with oxen and mules; so let us burn them; and let us heap one barrow about the pyre, rearing it from the plain for...
    Book 7 (68% in)
  • Now fight we in guilt against the oaths of faith; therefore is there no profit for us that I hope to see fulfilled, unless we do thus.
    Book 7 (73% in)
  • How Zeus bethought him of his promise to avenge Achilles' wrong on Agamemnon; and therefore bade the gods refrain from war, and gave victory to the Trojans.
    Book 8 (0% in)
  • Thee therefore more than any it behoveth both to speak and hearken, and to accomplish what another than thou may say.
    Book 9 (18% in)
  • Let him yield; Hades I ween is not to be softened neither overcome, and therefore is he hatefullest of all gods to mortals.
    Book 9 (29% in)
  • Come therefore, let us speed forth picked men to go with all haste to the hut of Peleus' son Achilles.
    Book 9 (31% in)
  • Therefore am I sore afraid in my heart lest the gods fulfil his boastings, and it be fated for us to perish here in Troy-land, far from Argos pasture-land of horses.
    Book 9 (44% in)
  • Therefore sent he me to teach thee all these things, to be both a speaker of words and a doer of deeds.
    Book 9 (75% in)
  • Therefore, Achilles, rule thy high spirit; neither beseemeth it thee to have a ruthless heart.
    Book 9 (78% in)
  • Therefore were the Achaians, breathing valour, in great fear, lest men should seize Machaon in the turning of the fight.
    Book 11 (71% in)
  • Therefore now it behoveth us to take our stand in the first rank of the Lykians, and encounter fiery battle, that certain of the well-corsleted Lykians may say, 'Verily our kings that rule Lykia be no inglorious men, they that eat fat sheep, and drink the choice wine honey-sweet: nay, but they are also of excellent might, for they war in the foremost ranks of the Lykians.'
    Book 12 (67% in)
  • But Thoas, seeing that of old thou wert staunch, and dost spur on some other man, wheresoever thou mayst see any give ground, therefore slacken not now, but call aloud to every warrior.
    Book 13 (28% in)
  • Therefore also Poseidon avoided to give open aid, but secretly ever he spurred them on, throughout the host, in the likeness of a man.
    Book 13 (43% in)
  • There then right ruefully from the ships and the huts would the Trojans have withdrawn to windy Ilios, had not Polydamas come near valiant Hector and said: "Hector, thou art hard to be persuaded by them that would counsel thee; for that god has given thee excellence in the works of war, therefore in council also thou art fain to excel other men in knowledge.
    Book 13 (87% in)
  • Therefore the kings were going together, leaning on their spears, to look on the war and fray, and the heart of each was sore within his breast.
    Book 14 (11% in)
  • Therefore ye could not say that I am weak and a coward by lineage, and so dishonour my spoken counsel, that well I may speak.
    Book 14 (35% in)
  • Therefore is safety in battle, and not in slackening from the fight.
    Book 15 (98% in)
  • Now therefore let all turn straight against the foe and live or die, for such is the dalliance of war.
    Book 17 (28% in)
  • Therefore let us go right onward against the Danaans.
    Book 17 (46% in)
  • Therefore never deemed he in his heart that he was dead, but that he should come back alive, after that he had touched the gates; for neither that other thought had he anywise, that Patroklos should sack the stronghold without his aid.
    Book 17 (53% in)
  • Therefore might I hope to take them if thou in thy heart art willing, since they would not abide our onset and stand to do battle against us.
    Book 17 (71% in)
  • Now therefore, since I go not back to my dear native land, neither have at all been succour to Patroklos nor to all my other comrades that have been slain by noble Hector, but I sit beside my ships a profitless burden of the earth, I that in war am such an one as is none else of the mail-clad Achaians, though in council are others better—may strife perish utterly among gods and men, and wrath that stirreth even a wise man to be vexed, wrath that far sweeter than trickling honey waxeth...
    Book 18 (19% in)
  • Therefore now come I a suppliant unto thy knees, if haply thou be willing to give my short-lived son shield and helmet, and goodly greaves fitted with ankle-pieces, and cuirass.
    Book 18 (68% in)
  • Now therefore will I arm me in them, but I have grievous fear lest meantime on the gashed wounds of Menoitios' valiant son flies light and breed worms therein, and defile his corpse—for the life is slain out of him—and so all his flesh shall rot."
    Book 19 (6% in)
  • Therefore with all my soul I mourn thy death, for thou wert ever kind.
    Book 19 (71% in)
  • Nay, but even aforetime they trembled when they looked upon him; now therefore that his wrath for his friend is waxen terrible I fear me lest he overleap the bound of fate, and storm the wall.
    Book 20 (6% in)
  • Therefore it is impossible for man to face Achilles in fight, for that ever some god is at his side to ward off death.
    Book 20 (20% in)
  • But not this time, methinks, shall they shield thee, as thou imaginest in thy heart: therefore I bid thee go back into the throng and come not forth against me, while as yet thou art unhurt—after the event even a fool is wise.
    Book 20 (40% in)
  • Therefore deem I now that thou shalt pay me for all that thou hast done.
    Book 21 (65% in)
  • Now therefore is evil death come very nigh me, not far off, nor is there way of escape.
    Book 22 (58% in)
  • Then took me the knight Peleus into his house and reared me kindly and named me thy squire: so therefore let one coffer hide our bones [a golden coffer, two handled, thy lady mother's gift]."
    Book 23 (11% in)
  • And his father standing by his side spake counselling him to his profit, though himself was well advised: "Antilochos, verily albeit thou art young, Zeus and Poseidon have loved thee and taught thee all skill with horses; wherefore to teach thee is no great need, for thou well knowest how to wheel round the post; yet are thy horses very slow in the race: therefore methinks there will be sad work for thee.
    Book 23 (39% in)
  • Not easily should another of the Achaians have persuaded me, but thou hast suffered and toiled greatly, and thy brave father and brother, for my sake: therefore will I hearken to thy prayer, and will even give unto thee the mare, though she is mine, that these also may know that my heart was never overweening or implacable.
    Book 23 (75% in)
  • Therefore have they remembered this for him, albeit his portion is death.
    Book 24 (53% in)
  • Therefore now stir my heart no more amid my troubles, lest I leave not even thee in peace, old sire, within my hut, albeit thou art my suppliant, and lest I transgress the commandment of Zeus.
    Book 24 (71% in)
  • Therefore the folk lament him throughout the city, and woe unspeakable and mourning hast thou left to thy parents, Hector, but with me chiefliest shall grievous pain abide.
    Book 24 (92% in)
  • Therefore bewail I thee with pain at heart, and my hapless self with thee, for no more is any left in wide Troy-land to be my friend and kind to me, but all men shudder at me.
    Book 24 (96% in)

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

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