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

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  • Thus spake she wailing, and the women joined their moan.
    Book 24 (93% in)
  • Thus, for instance, the Translator of Books X. — XVI.
    Prefatory Note (21% in)
  • For thus will I say to thee, and so it shall be fulfilled; hereafter shall goodly gifts come to thee, yea in threefold measure, by reason of this despite; hold thou thine hand, and hearken to us.
    Book 1 (34% in)
  • Now when the twain had thus finished the battle of violent words, they stood up and dissolved the assembly beside the Achaian ships.
    Book 1 (50% in)
  • Thus were they busied throughout the host; but Agamemnon ceased not from the strife wherewith he threatened Achilles at the first; he spake to Talthybios and Eurybates that were his heralds and nimble squires: "Go ye to the tent of Achilles Peleus' son, and take Briseis of the fair cheeks by the hand and lead her hither; and if he give her not, then will I myself go, and more with me, and seize her; and that will be yet more grievous for him."
    Book 1 (52% in)
  • Thus the twain took counsel and parted; she leapt therewith into the deep sea from glittering Olympus, and Zeus fared to his own palace.
    Book 1 (87% in)
  • Then Hephaistos the famed craftsman began to make harangue among them, to do kindness to his mother, white-armed Hera: "Verily this will be a sorry matter, neither any more endurable, if ye twain thus fight for mortals' sakes, and bring wrangling among the gods; neither will there any more be joy of the goodly feast, seeing that evil triumpheth.
    Book 1 (94% in)
  • Shame is this even for them that come after to hear; how so goodly and great a folk of the Achaians thus vainly warred a bootless war, and fought scantier enemies, and no end thereof is yet seen.
    Book 2 (14% in)
  • Shall the Argives thus indeed flee homeward to their dear native land over the sea's broad back?
    Book 2 (19% in)
  • But the rest, though they were sotty, laughed lightly at him, and thus would one speak looking at another standing by: "Go to, of a truth Odysseus hath wrought good deeds without number ere now, standing foremost in wise counsels and setting battle in array, but now is this thing the best by fat that he hath wrought among the Argives, to wit, that he hath stayed this prating railer from his harangues.
    Book 2 (32% in)
  • If thou do thus and the Achaians hearken to thee, then wilt thou know who among thy captains and who of the common sort is a coward, and who too is brave; for they will fight each after their sort.
    Book 2 (43% in)
  • ...from them the desire of meat and drink, then did knightly Nestor of Gerenia open his saying to them: "Most noble son of Atreus, Agamemnon king of men, let us not any more hold long converse here, nor for long delay the work that god putteth in our hands; but come, let the heralds of the mail-clad Achaians make proclamation to the folk and gather them throughout the ships; and let us go thus in concert through the wide host of the Achaians, that the speedier we may arouse keen war."
    Book 2 (51% in)
  • But when Menelaos dear to Ares marked him coming in the forefront of the multitude with long strides, then even as a lion is glad when he lighteth upon a great carcase, a horned stag, or a wild goat that he hath found, being an hungered; and so he devoureth it amain, even though the fleet hounds and lusty youths set upon him; even thus was Menelaos glad when his eyes beheld godlike Alexandros; for he thought to take vengeance upon the sinner.
    Book 3 (6% in)
  • Yea, that were my desire, and it were far better than thus to be our shame and looked at askance of all men.
    Book 3 (10% in)
  • But when he uttered his great voice from his chest, and words like unto the snowflakes of winter, then could no mortal man contend with Odysseus; then marvelled we not thus to behold Odysseus' aspect."
    Book 3 (49% in)
  • And thus would say many an one of Achaians and Trojans: "Zeus most glorious, most great, and all ye immortal gods, which folk soe'er be first to sin against the oaths, may their brains be so poured forth upon the earth even as this wine, theirs and their children's; and let their wives be made subject unto strangers."
    Book 3 (64% in)
  • And the people prayed and lifted up their hands to the gods; and thus would say many an one of Achaians and Trojans: "Father Zeus, that rulest from Ida, most glorious, most great; whichsoe'er it be that brought this trouble upon both peoples, vouchsafe that he may die and enter the house of Hades; that so for us peace may be assured and trusty oaths."
    Book 3 (69% in)
  • Thus laid they them upon their fretted couch; but Atreides the while strode through the host like to a wild beast, if anywhere he might set eyes on godlike Alexandros.
    Book 3 (97% in)
  • And thus would many an one say, looking at his neighbor: "Of a surety either shall sore war and the fierce battle din return again; or else Zeus doth stablish peace between the foes, even he that is men's dispenser of battle."
    Book 4 (14% in)
  • Thus would many an one of Achaians and Trojans say.
    Book 4 (15% in)
  • And the earth shall rot thy bones as thou liest in Troy with thy task unfinished: and thus shall many an overweening Trojan say as he leapeth upon the tomb of glorious Menelaos: 'Would to God Agamemnon might so fulfil his wrath in every matter, even as now he led hither the host of the Achaians for naught, and hath gone home again to his dear native land with empty ships, and hath left noble Menelaos behind.'
    Book 4 (33% in)
  • Thus shall men say hereafter: in that day let the wide earth gape for me.
    Book 4 (34% in)
  • He left his horses and his chariot adorned with bronze; and his squire, even Eurymedon son of Ptolemaios Peiraieus' son, kept apart the snorting steeds; and he straitly charged him to have them at hand whenever weariness should come upon his limbs with marshalling so many; and thus on foot ranged he through the ranks of warriors.
    Book 4 (42% in)
  • Why stand ye thus dazed like fawns that are weary with running over the long plain and so stand still, and no valour is found in their hearts at all?
    Book 4 (44% in)
  • Even thus stand ye dazed, and fight not.
    Book 4 (45% in)
  • Thus moreover did men of old time lay low cities and walls, because they had this mind and spirit in their breasts.
    Book 4 (56% in)
  • Not thus was Tydeus wont to shrink, but rather to fight his enemies far in front of his dear comrades, as they say that beheld him at the task; for never did I meet him nor behold him, but men say that he was preeminent amid all.
    Book 4 (68% in)
  • Thus before Tydeides the serried battalions of the Trojans were overthrown, and they abode him not for all they were so many.
    Book 5 (8% in)
  • But if it be the man I deem, even the wise son of Tydeus, then not without help of a god is he thus furious, but some immortal standeth beside him with a cloud wrapped about his shoulders and turned aside from him my swift dart even as it lighted.
    Book 5 (19% in)
  • Then Aineias captain of the Trojans answered him: "Nay, talk not thus; naught shall be mended before that we with horses and chariot have gone to face this man, and made trial of him in arms.
    Book 5 (22% in)
  • Come now, let us give place upon the chariot, neither rage thou thus, I pray thee, in the forefront of battle, lest perchance thou lose thy life.
    Book 5 (27% in)
  • Thus soon they came to the habitation of the gods, even steep Olympus.
    Book 5 (45% in)
  • She took her daughter in her arms and stroked her with her hand, and spake and called upon her name: "Who now of the sons of heaven, dear child, hath entreated thee thus wantonly, as though thou wert a wrong-doer in the face of all?"
    Book 5 (46% in)
  • Now while they thus spake in converse one with the other, Diomedes of the loud war-cry leapt upon Aineias, knowing full well that Apollo himself had spread his arms over him; yet reverenced he not even the great god, but still was eager to slay Aineias and strip from him his glorious armour.
    Book 5 (51% in)
  • Thus bare they forward the fury of their hands: and impetuous Ares drew round them a veil of night to aid the Trojans in the battle, ranging everywhere.
    Book 5 (60% in)
  • Was it for naught we pledged our word to Menelaos, that he should not depart till he had laid waste well-walled Ilios,—if thus we let baleful Ares rage?
    Book 5 (73% in)
  • Thus when the twain were come nigh in onset on each other, to him first spake Diomedes of the loud war-cry: "Who art thou, noble sir, of mortal men?
    Book 6 (16% in)
  • Thus shall one say hereafter, and fresh grief will be thine for lack of such an husband as thou hadst to ward off the day of thraldom.
    Book 6 (81% in)
  • To her spake first king Apollo son of Zeus: "Why now art thou come thus eagerly from Olympus, thou daughter of great Zeus, and why hath thy high heart sent thee?
    Book 7 (4% in)
  • But if thou wouldest hearken to me—and it were far better so—let us now stay battle and warring for the day; hereafter shall they fight again, till they reach the goal of Ilios, since thus it seemeth good to your hearts, goddesses immortal, to lay waste this city.
    Book 7 (6% in)
  • It is not yet thy destiny to die and meet thy doom; for thus heard I the voice of the gods that are from everlasting.
    Book 7 (11% in)
  • Would to God I were thus young and my strength were sound; then would Hector of the glancing helm soon find his combat.
    Book 7 (30% in)
  • And thus would one say, looking up to wide heaven: "O father Zeus, vouchsafe that the lot fall upon Aias or Tydeus' son, or else on the king of Mykene rich in gold."
    Book 7 (35% in)
  • So said he, and they prayed to Kronos' son, king Zeus; and thus would one speak, looking up to wide heaven: "O father Zeus that rulest from Ida, most glorious, most great, vouchsafe to Aias victory and the winning of great glory.
    Book 7 (40% in)
  • ...glancing helm said to him: "Aias, seeing God gave thee stature and might and wisdom, and with the spear thou art excellent above all the Achaians, let us now cease from combat and battle for the day; but hereafter will we fight until God judge between as, giving to one of us the victory: But come, let us give each the other famous gifts, that men may thus say, Achaians alike and Trojans: 'These, having fought for sake of heart-consuming strife, parted again reconciled in friendship.'
    Book 7 (61% 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)
  • Thus toiled the flowing-haired Achaians: and the gods sate by Zeus, the lord of lightning, and marvelled at the great work of the mail-clad Achaians.
    Book 7 (95% in)
  • Nay, Zeus, this hope fulfil thou me; suffer that we ourselves at least flee and escape, neither suffer that the Achaians be thus vanquished of the Trojans.
    Book 8 (46% in)
  • For thus will I declare, and even so shall the fulfilment be; I will maim their fleet horses in the chariot, and them will I hurl out from the car, and will break in pieces the chariot; neither within the courses of ten years shall they heal them of the wounds the thunderbolt shall tear; that the bright-eyed one may know the end when she striveth against her father.
    Book 8 (71% in)
  • But he was ware thereof in his heart, and said, "Why are ye thus vexed, Athene and Hera?
    Book 8 (77% in)
  • For thus will I declare, and even so had the fulfilment been—never had ye, once smitten with the thunderbolt, fared on your chariots back unto Olympus where is the habitation of the immortals.
    Book 8 (78% in)
  • Thus kept the Trojans watch; but the Achaians were holden of heaven-sent panic, handmaid of palsying fear, and all their best were stricken to the heart with grief intolerable.
    Book 9 (0% in)
  • Sir, deemest thou that the sons of the Achaians are thus indeed cowards and weaklings as thou sayest?
    Book 9 (9% in)
  • For thus my goddess mother telleth me, Thetis the silver-footed, that twain fates are bearing me to the issue of death.
    Book 9 (68% in)
  • Thus I suffered much with thee, and much I toiled, being mindful that the gods in nowise created any issue of my body; but I made thee my son, thou godlike Achilles, that thou mayest yet save me from grievous destruction.
    Book 9 (77% in)
  • Then Menelaos of the loud war-cry first accosted him: "Wherefore thus, dear brother, art thou arming?
    Book 10 (7% in)
  • Nay rather let us ourselves be labouring, for even thus did Zeus from our very birth dispense to us the heaviness of toil.
    Book 10 (13% in)
  • I wander thus, for that sweet sleep rests not on mine eyes, but war is my care, and the troubles of the Achaians.
    Book 10 (17% in)
  • Then Odysseus first, the peer of Zeus in counsel, did knightly Gerenian Nestor arouse out of sleep, with his voice, and quickly the cry came all about his heart, and he came forth from the hut and spake to them saying: "Wherefore thus among the ships and through the camp do ye wander alone, in the ambrosial night; what so great need cometh upon you?"
    Book 10 (24% in)
  • Then him again answered the steadfast noble Odysseus: "Son of Tydeus, praise me not overmuch, neither blame me aught, for thou speakest thus among the Argives that themselves know all.
    Book 10 (43% in)
  • Then Odysseus of the many counsels answered him and said: "Take courage, let not death be in thy mind, but come speak and tell me truly all the tale, why thus from the host lost thou come all alone among the ships, through the black night, when other mortals are sleeping?
    Book 10 (65% in)
  • But wherefore doth my heart thus converse with herself? for I know that they are cowards, who flee the fight, but whosoever is a hero in war, him it mainly behoves to stand stubbornly, whether he be smitten, or whether he smite another.
    Book 11 (52% in)
  • While he pondered thus in heart and spirit, the ranks came on of the Trojans under shield, and hemmed him in the midst, setting among them their own bane.
    Book 11 (53% in)
  • Then knightly Nestor of Gerenia answered him again: "Wherefore is Achilles thus sorry for the sons of the Achaians, for as many as are wounded with darts?
    Book 11 (95% in)
  • Nay, but even now speak thou thus and thus to wise-hearted Achilles, if perchance he will obey thee.
    Book 11 (97% in)
  • Nay, but even now speak thou thus and thus to wise-hearted Achilles, if perchance he will obey thee.
    Book 11 (97% in)
  • For even thus, methinks, the end will be, if indeed this bird hath come for the Trojans when they were eager to cross the dyke, this eagle of lofty flight, skirting the host on the left hand, bearing in his talons a blood-red monstrous snake, yet living; then straightway left he hold of him, before he reached his own nest, nor brought him home in the end to give to his nestlings.
    Book 12 (46% in)
  • But if thou verily speakest thus in earnest, then the gods themselves have utterly destroyed thy wits; thou that bidst us forget the counsels of loud-thundering Zeus, that himself promised me, and confirmed with a nod of his head!
    Book 12 (49% in)
  • Then he turned and cried to the godlike Lykians: "O Lykians, wherefore thus are ye slack in impetuous valour.
    Book 12 (87% in)
  • Neither is there any man that spiritless fear holds aloof, nor any that gives place to cowardice, and shuns the cruel war, nay, but even thus, methinks, must it have seemed good to almighty Kronion, even that the Achaians should perish nameless here, far away from Argos.
    Book 13 (27% in)
  • But come, no more let us talk thus, like children, loitering here, lest any man be vehemently wroth, but go thou to the hut, and bring the strong spear.
    Book 13 (35% in)
  • Thus he spake, and Meriones, the peer of swift Ares, quickly bare the spear of bronze from the hut, and went after Idomeneus, with high thoughts of battle.
    Book 13 (35% in)
  • Thus the two mighty sons of Kronos, with contending will, were contriving sorrow and anguish for the heroes.
    Book 13 (41% in)
  • Then at length mighty Ares spent its fury there; but Idomeneus boasted terribly, and cried aloud: "Deiphobos, are we to deem it fair acquittal that we have slain three men for one, since thou boastest thus?
    Book 13 (54% in)
  • Thus he spake, but the thoughts of Deiphobos were divided, whether he should retreat, and call to his aid some one of the great-hearted Trojans, or should try the adventure alone.
    Book 13 (55% in)
  • Then he bowed and fell, and Menelaos set his foot on his breast, and stripped him of his arms, and triumphed, saying: "Even thus then surely, ye will leave the ships of the Danaans of the swift steeds, ye Trojans overweening, insatiate of the dread din of war.
    Book 13 (75% in)
  • Thus noble Menelaos spake, and stripped the bloody arms from the body, and gave them to his comrades, and instantly himself went forth again, and mingled in the forefront of the battle.
    Book 13 (77% in)
  • And thus as he pondered, it seemed to him the better counsel to go to the son of Atreus.
    Book 14 (7% in)
  • And as he saw her, so love came over his deep heart, and he stood before her, and spoke, and said: "Hera, with what desire comest thou thus hither from Olympus, and thy horses and chariot are not here, whereon thou mightst ascend?"
    Book 14 (71% in)
  • And now it is because of thee that I am thus come hither, down from Olympus, lest perchance thou mightest be wroth with me hereafter, if silently I were gone to the mansion of deep-flowing Okeanos.
    Book 14 (74% in)
  • For never once as thus did the love of goddess or woman so mightily overflow and conquer the heart within my breast.
    Book 14 (76% in)
  • Thus slept the Father in quiet on the crest of Gargaros, by Sleep and love overcome.
    Book 14 (76% in)
  • But some one of the gods again hath delivered and saved Hector, who verily hath loosened the knees of many of the Danaans, as methinks will befall even now, for not without the will of loud-thundering Zeus doth he rise in the front ranks, thus eager for battle.
    Book 15 (51% in)
  • ...other; and lifting their hands to all the gods did each man pray vehemently, and chiefly prayed Nestor, the Warden of the Achaians, stretching his hand towards the starry heaven: "O father Zeus, if ever any one of us in wheat-bearing Argos did burn to thee fat thighs of bull or sheep, and prayed that he might return, and thou didst promise and assent thereto, of these things be thou mindful, and avert, Olympian, the pitiless day, nor suffer the Trojans thus to overcome the Achaians."
    Book 15 (70% in)
  • And in their striving they were minded thus; the Achaians verily deemed that never would they flee from the danger, but perish there, but the heart of each Trojan hoped in his breast, that they should fire the ships, and slay the heroes of the Achaians.
    Book 15 (85% in)
  • Even as he spake thus, the end of death veiled over his eyes and his nostrils, but Patroklos, setting foot on his breast drew the spear out of his flesh, and the midriff followed with the spear, so that he drew forth together the spear point, and the soul of Sarpedon; and the Myrmidons held there his panting steeds, eager to fly afar, since the chariot was reft of its lords.
    Book 16 (54% in)
  • And thus to him as he pondered it seemed the better way, that the gallant squire of Achilles, Peleus' son, should straightway drive the Trojans and Hector of the helm of bronze towards the city, and should rob many of their life.
    Book 16 (67% in)
  • While thus he was thinking, Phoebus Apollo stood by him in the guise of a young man and a strong, Asios, who was the mother's brother of horse-taming Hector, being own brother of Hekabe, and son of Dymas, who dwelt in Phrygia, on the streams of Sangarios.
    Book 16 (76% in)
  • Even thus, verily, had he cast down twenty men from their chariots, though then first had he come with his car to learn the lesson of war.
    Book 16 (90% in)
  • Thus above Patroklos strode fair-haired Menelaos, and before him held his spear and the circle of his shield, eager to slay whoever should encounter him.
    Book 17 (1% in)
  • Thus saying the god went back into the strife of men, but dire grief darkened Hectors inmost soul, and then he gazed searchingly along the lines, and straightway was aware of the one man stripping off the noble arms, and the other lying on the earth; and blood was flowing about the gaping wound.
    Book 17 (7% in)
  • While thus he communed with his mind and heart, therewithal the Trojan ranks came onward, and Hector at their head.
    Book 17 (12% in)
  • Thus spake he, and aroused the heart of wise Aias.
    Book 17 (15% in)
  • Thus having spoken went Hector of the glancing helm forth out of the strife of war, and ran and speedily with fleet feet following overtook his comrades, not yet far off, who were bearing to the city Peleides' glorious arms.
    Book 17 (20% in)
  • But when Zeus that gathereth the clouds beheld from afar off Hector arming him in the armour of Peleus' godlike son, he shook his head and spake thus unto his soul: "Ah, hapless man, no thought is in thy heart of death that yet draweth nigh unto thee; thou doest on thee the divine armour of a peerless man before whom the rest have terror.
    Book 17 (22% in)
  • Thus spake the son of Kronos, and bowed his dark brows therewithal.
    Book 17 (24% in)
  • Thus spake he, and they against the Danaans charged with all their weight, levelling their spears, and their hearts were high of hope to drag the corpse from under Aias, Telamon's son.
    Book 17 (29% in)
  • Thus spake he, and Menelaos of the loud war-cry disregarded him not, but shouted unto the Danaans, crying a far-heard cry: "O friends, ye leaders and counsellors of the Argives, who by the side of the sons of Atreus, Agamemnon and Menelaos, drink at the common cost and are all commanders of the host, on whom wait glory and honour from Zeus, hard is it for me to distinguish each chief amid the press—such blaze is there of the strife of war.
    Book 17 (32% in)
  • Thus spake he, and Oileus' son fleet Aias heard him clearly, and was first to run along the mellay to meet him, and after him Idomeneus, and Idomeneus' brother-in-arms, Meriones, peer of the man-slaying war-god.
    Book 17 (34% in)
  • Thus did proud Telamon's son the glorious Aias press on the Trojan battalions and lightly scatter them, as they had bestrode Patroklos and were full fain to drag him to their city and win renown.
    Book 17 (40% in)
  • Thus spake he, and Aineias knew far-darting Apollo when he looked upon his face, and spake unto Hector, shouting loud "Hector and ye other leaders of the Trojans and their allies, shame were this if in our weakness overcome we were driven back into Ilios by the Achaians dear to Ares.
    Book 17 (44% in)
  • Nay, thus saith a god, who standeth by my side: Zeus, highest Orderer, is our helper in this fight.
    Book 17 (45% in)
  • Thus spake he, and leapt forth far before the fighters in the front.
    Book 17 (46% in)
  • Thus strove they as it had been fire, nor wouldst thou have thought there was still sun or moon, for over all the battle where the chiefs stood around the slain son of Menoitios they were shrouded in darkness, while the other Trojans and well-greaved Achaians fought at ease in the clear air, and piercing sunlight was spread over them, and on all the earth and hills there was no cloud seen; and they ceased fighting now sad again, avoiding each other's dolorous darts and standing far...
    Book 17 (47% in)
  • Thus all day long waxed the mighty fray of their sore strife; and unabatingly ever with the sweat of toil were the knees and legs and feet of each man and arms anal eyes bedewed as the two hosts did battle around the brave squire of fleet Aiakides.
    Book 17 (49% in)
  • ...a great bull to his folk to stretch, all soaked in fat, and they take and stretch it standing in a circle, and straightway the moisture thereof departeth and the fat entereth in under the haling of many hands, and it is all stretched throughout,—thus they on both sides haled the dead man this way and that in narrow space, for their hearts were high of hope, the Trojans that they should drag him to Ilios and the Achaians to the hollow ships; and around him the fray waxed wild, nor might...
    Book 17 (51% in)
  • And thus would one speak among the mail-clad Achaians: "Friends, it were verily not glorious for us to go back to the hollow ships; rather let the black earth yawn for us all beneath our feet.
    Book 17 (55% in)
  • And thus on the other side would one of the great-hearted Trojans say: "Friends, though it were our fate that all together we be slain beside this man, let none yet give backward from the fray."
    Book 17 (56% in)
  • Thus would one speak, and rouse the spirit of each.
    Book 17 (57% in)
  • Thus saying he breathed good courage into the horses.
    Book 17 (64% in)
  • Then at last espied him a comrade, even Alkimedon son of Laerkes, son of Haimon, and he halted behind the car and spake unto Automedon: "Automedon, what god hath put into thy breast unprofitable counsel and taken from thee wisdom, that thus alone thou art fighting against the Trojans in the forefront of the press?
    Book 17 (67% in)
  • Thus spake he, and Alkimedon leapt on the fleet war-chariot and swiftly took the lash and reins in his hands, and Automedon leapt down.
    Book 17 (69% in)
  • Thus spake he, and the brave son of Anchises disregarded him not.
    Book 17 (71% in)
  • Thus said he, and called upon the Aiantes and Menelaos: "Aiantes, leaders of the Argives, and Menelaos, lo now, commit ye the corpse unto whoso may best avail to bestride it and resist the ranks of men, and come ye to ward the day of doom from us who are yet alive, for here in the dolorous war are Hector and Aineias, the best men of the Trojans, pressing hard.
    Book 17 (75% in)
  • Thus saying he took up the gory spoils and set them in his car, and gat him thereon, with feet and hands all bloody, as a lion that hath devoured a bull.
    Book 17 (82% in)
  • Thus in that hour, Menelaos fosterling of Zeus, ranged thy shining eyes everywhither through the multitude of the host of thy comrades, if haply they might behold Nestor's son yet alive.
    Book 17 (88% in)
  • Thus spake he, and Antilochos had horror of the word he heard.
    Book 17 (91% in)
  • Thus spake he, and the others took the dead man in their arms and lifted him mightily on high.
    Book 17 (97% in)
  • Thus for a while the Trojans pressed on with all their power, striking with swords and double-headed spears, but when the Aiantes turned about and halted over against them, then they changed colour, and none dared farther onset to do battle around the dead.
    Book 17 (99% in)
  • Thus fought the rest in the likeness of blazing fire, while to Achilles came Antilochos, a messenger fleet of foot.
    Book 18 (1% in)
  • While thus he held debate in his heart and soul, there drew nigh unto him noble Nestor's son, shedding hot tears, and spake his grievous tidings: "Ay me, wise Peleus' son, very bitter tidings must thou hear, such as I would had never been.
    Book 18 (3% in)
  • Thus spake he, and a black cloud of grief enwrapped Achilles, and with both hands he took dark dust and poured it over his head and defiled his comely face, and on his fragrant doublet black ashes fell.
    Book 18 (5% in)
  • Thus spake she and left the cave; and the nymphs went with her weeping, and around them the surge of the sea was sundered.
    Book 18 (11% in)
  • Thus spake she and turned to go from her son, and as she turned she spake among her sisters of the sea: "Ye now go down within the wide bosom of the deep, to visit the Ancient One of the Sea and our father's house, and tell him all.
    Book 18 (26% in)
  • Thus spake she, and they forthwith went down beneath the surge of the sea.
    Book 18 (27% in)
  • But arise, lie thus no longer! let awe enter thy heart to forbid that Patroklos become the sport of dogs of Troy.
    Book 18 (34% in)
  • Thus spake fleet-footed Iris and went her way.
    Book 18 (38% in)
  • And as when a smoke issueth from a city and riseth up into the upper air, from an island afar off that foes beleaguer, while the others from their city fight all day in hateful war,—but with the going down of the sun blaze out the beacon-fires in line, and high aloft rusheth up the glare for dwellers round about to behold, if haply they may come with ships to help in need—thus from the head of Achilles soared that blaze toward the heavens.
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  • ...whelps some stag-hunter hath snatched away out of a deep wood; and the lion coming afterward grieveth and through many glens he rangeth on the track of the footsteps of the man, if anywhere he might find him, for most bitter anger seizeth him;—thus Achilles moaning heavily spake among the Myrmidons: "Ay me, vain verily was the word I uttered on that day when I cheered the hero Menoitios in his halls and said that I would bring back to Opoeis his son in glory from the sack of Ilios with...
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  • Thus spake noble Achilles, and bade his comrades set a great tripod on the fire, that with all speed they might wash from Patroklos the bloody gore.
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  • Thus much were they finished that not yet were away from the fire, and gathered all his gear wherewith he worked into a silver chest; and with a sponge he wiped his face and hands and sturdy neck and shaggy breast, and did on his doublet, and took a stout staff and went forth limping; but there were handmaidens of gold that moved to help their lord, the semblances of living maids.
    Book 18 (59% in)
  • Thus saying he left her there and went unto his bellows and turned them upon the fire and bade them work.
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  • Thus spake the goddess and in front of Aehifies laid the arms, and they rang all again in their glory.
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  • Thus saying she filled him with adventurous might, while on Patroklos she shed ambrosia and red nectar through his nostrils, that his flesh might abide the same continually.
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  • Oft have the Achaians spoken thus to me, and upbraided me; but it is not I who am the cause, but Zeus and Destiny and Erinys that walketh in the darkness, who put into my soul fierce madness on the day when in the assembly I, even I, bereft Achilles of his meed.
    Book 19 (21% in)
  • Thus also I, what time great Hector of the glancing helm was slaying Argives at the sterns of our ships, could not be unmindful of Ate, who blinded me at the first.
    Book 19 (32% in)
  • But since thus blinded was I, and Zeus bereft me of my wit, fain am I to make amends, and recompense manifold for the wrong.
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  • But the man who having his fill of food and wine fighteth thus all day against the enemy, his heart is of good cheer within him, nor anywise tire his limbs, ere all give back from battle.
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  • But thee thyself I thus charge and bid.
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  • And to him in answer swift-footed Achilles spake: "Most noble son of Atreus, Agamemnon king of men, at some other time were it even better ye should be busied thus, when haply there shall be some pause of war, and the spirit within my breast shall be less fierce.
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  • Thus he spake and dispersed the assembly with all speed.
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  • And she spake amid her weeping, that woman like unto goddesses: "Patroklos, dearest to my hapless heart, alive I left thee when I left this hut, but now, O prince of the people, I am come back to find thee dead; thus evil ever followeth evil in my lot.
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  • Thus spake she weeping, and thereon the women wailed, in semblance for Patroklos, but each for her own woe.
    Book 19 (71% in)
  • Thus spake he weeping, and the elders mourned with him, bethinking them what each had left at home.
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  • Thus saying he sped forward Athene who before was fain.
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  • Thus wroth against the men of Troy he put on the gift of the god, which Hephaistos wrought him by his art.
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  • Now when he had thus spoken the Erinyes stayed his voice.
    Book 19 (98% in)
  • Thus gathered they within the doors of Zeus; nor was the Earthshaker heedless of the goddess' call, but from the salt sea came up after the rest, and set him in the midst, and inquired concerning the purpose of Zeus: "Wherefore, O Lord of the bright lightning, hast thou called the gods again to council?
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  • Thus spake the son of Kronos, and roused unabating war.
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  • Thus gods with gods were matched.
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  • And to him Aineias answered and said: "Son of Priam, why biddest thou me thus face the fierce son of Peleus in battle, though I be not fain thereto?
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  • But white-armed Hera failed not to discern Anchises' son as he went through the press of men to meet the son of Peleus, and gathering the gods about her she spake among them thus: "Consider ye twain, Poseidon and Athene, within your hearts, what shall come of these things that are done.
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  • Thus spake the blue-haired god, and led the way to the mounded wall of heaven-sprung Herakles, that lofty wall built him by the Trojans and Pallas Athene, that he might escape the monster and be safe from him, what time he should make his onset from the beach to the plain.
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  • Thus they on either side sat devising counsels, but shrank all from falling to grievous war, and Zeus from his high seat commanded them.
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  • ...the he gathereth himself open-mouthed, and foam cometh forth about his teeth, and his stout spirit groaneth in his heart, and with his tail he scourgeth either side his ribs and flanks and goadeth himself on to fight, and glaring is borne straight on them by his passion, to try whether he shall slay some man of them, or whether himself shall perish in the forefront of the throng: thus was Achilles driven of his passion and valiant spirit to go forth to meet Aineias great of heart.
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  • But come, let us talk thus together no longer like children, standing in mid onset of war.
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  • But thus shall the might of Aineias reign among the Trojans, and his children's children, who shall be born in the aftertime."
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  • Thus spake he urging them.
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  • Thus spake he urging them, and the Trojans raised their spears for battle; and their fierceness was mingled confusedly, and the battle-cry arose.
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  • Thus spake he, and Hector again fell back into the crowd of men, for he was amazed when he heard the sound of a god's voice.
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  • Thus spake he exultant, but darkness fell upon the eyes of Iphition: him the chariots of the Achaians clave with their tires asunder in the forefront of the battle, and over him Achilles pierced in the temples, through his bronze-cheeked helmet, Demoleon, brave stemmer of battle, Antenor's son.
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  • Then Hippodamas, as he leapt from his chariot and fled before him, Achilles wounded in the back with his spear: and he breathed forth his spirit with a roar, as when a dragged bull roareth that the young men drag to the altar of the Lord of Helike; for in such hath the Earthshaker his delight: thus roared Hippodamas as from his bones fled forth his haughty spirit.
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  • Thus speaking he pierced Dryops in the midst of his neck with his spear, and he fell down before his feet.
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  • For even as when one yoketh wide-browed bulls to tread white barley in a stablished threshing-floor, and quickly is it trodden out beneath the feet of the loud-lowing bulls, thus beneath great-hearted Achilles his whole-hooved horses trampled corpses and shields together; and with blood all the axletree below was sprinkled and the rims that ran around the car, for blood-drops from the horses' hooves splashed them, and blood-drops from the tires of the wheels.
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  • Surely then will the proud Trojans whom I have slain rise up again from beneath the murky gloom, since thus hath this man come back escaped from his pitiless fate, though sold into goodly Lemnos, neither hath the deep of the hoary sea stayed him, that holdeth many against their will.
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  • Thus pondered he in his place; but the other came near amazed, fain to touch his knees, for his soul longed exceedingly to flee from evil death and black destruction.
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  • Thus spake to him the noble son of Priam, beseeching him with words, but he heard a voice implacable: "Fond fool, proffer me no ransom, nor these words.
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  • Thus spake he, and the other's knees and heart were unstrung.
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  • Thus spake he, but the River waxed ever more wroth in his heart, and sought in his soul how he should stay goodly Achilles from his work, and ward destruction from the Trojans.
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  • Thus spake he in defiance, and goodly Achilles lifted the Pelian ash: but the warrior Asteropaios hurled with both spears together, for he could use both hands alike, and with the one spear smote the shield, but pierced it not right through, for the gold stayed it, the gift of a god; and with the other he grazed the elbow of Achilles' right arm, and there leapt forth dark blood, but the point beyond him fixed itself in the earth, eager to batten on flesh.
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  • Thus saying, he set upon the Trojans, like a god.
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  • As when a field-waterer from a dark spring leadeth water along a bed through crops and garden grounds, a mattock in his hands, casting forth hindrances from the ditch, and as it floweth all pebbles are swept down, and swiftly gliding it murmureth down a sloping place, and outrunneth him that is its guide:—thus ever the river wave caught up Achilles for all his speed; for gods are mightier than men.
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  • Thus spake he, and quickly Poseidon and Athene came near and stood beside him, in the likeness of men, and taking his hands in theirs pledged him in words.
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  • They having thus spoken departed to the immortals, but he toward the plain—for the bidding of gods was strong upon him—went onward; and all the plain was filled with water-flood, and many beautiful arms and corpses of slain youths were drifting there.
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  • Thus spake she, and Hephaistos made ready fierce-blazing fire.
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  • And as when in late summer the north wind swiftly parcheth a new watered orchard, and he that tilleth it is glad, thus was the whole plain parched, and Hephaistos consumed the dead; then against the river he turned his gleaming flame.
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  • And the strong River burned, and spake and called to him by name: "Hephaistos, there is no god can match with thee, nor will I fight thee thus ablaze with fire.
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  • Thus spake he, burnt with fire, for his fair streams were bubbling.
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  • Then when the white-armed goddess Hera heard his speech, straightway she spake unto Hephaistos her dear son: "Hephaistos, hold, famed son; it befitteth not thus for mortals' sake to do violence to an immortal god."
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  • Thus said she and Hephaistos quenched the fierce-blazing fire, and the wave once more rolled down the fair river-bed.
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  • Thus saying he smote on the dread tasselled aegis that not even the lightning of Zeus can overcome—thereon smote bloodstained Ares with his long spear.
    Book 21 (66% in)
  • And Pallas Athene laughed, and spake to him winged words exultingly: "Fool, not even yet hast thou learnt how far better than thou I claim to be, that thus thou matchest thy might with mine.
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  • Thus shalt thou satisfy thy mother's curses, who deviseth mischief against thee in her wrath, for that thou hast left the Achaians and givest the proud Trojan's aid."
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  • Thus having said she turned from him her shining eyes.
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  • Thus saying he turned away, for he felt shame to deal in blows with his father's brother.
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  • Thus spake she, but far-darting Apollo answered her not.
    Book 21 (78% in)
  • And weeping from before her the goddess fled like a dove that from before a falcon flieth to a hollow rock, a cleft—for she was not fated to be caught;—thus Artemis fled weeping, and left her bow and arrows where they lay.
    Book 21 (81% in)
  • Thus said he, and Leto gathered up the curved bow and arrows fallen hither and thither amid the whirl of dust: so taking her daughter's bow she went back.
    Book 21 (82% in)
  • And the maiden came to Olympus, to the bronze-thresholded house of Zeus, and weeping set herself on her father's knee, while round her her divine vesture quivered: and her father, Kronos' son, took her to him and asked of her, laughing gently: "Who of the inhabitants of heaven, dear child, hath dealt with thee thus [hastily, as though thou hadst been doing some wrong thing openly]?"
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  • Thus talked they unto one another.
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  • And as when a smoke goeth up to the broad heaven, when a city burneth, kindled by the wrath of gods, and causeth toil to all, and griefs to many, thus caused Achilles toil and griefs to the Trojans.
    Book 21 (86% in)
  • Thus spake he, and they opened the gates and thrust back the bolts; and the gates flung back gave safety.
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  • Nay, why doth my heart debate thus within me?
    Book 21 (92% in)
  • Thus saying, he gathered himself to await Achilles, and within him his stout heart was set to strive and fight.
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  • Thus they throughout the city, scared like fawns, were cooling their sweat and drinking and slaking their thirst, leaning on the fair battlements, while the Achaians drew near the wall, setting shields to shoulders.
    Book 22 (0% in)
  • Thus saying toward the city he was gone in pride of heart, rushing like some victorious horse in a chariot, that runneth lightly at full speed over the plain; so swiftly plied Achilles his feet and knees.
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  • Thus spake the old man, and grasped his hoary hairs, plucking them from his head, but he persuaded not Hector's soul.
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  • Thus they with wailing spake to their dear son, beseeching him sore, yet they persuaded not Hector's soul, but he stood awaiting Achilles as he drew nigh in giant might.
    Book 22 (18% in)
  • But wherefore doth my heart debate thus?
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  • Thus pondered he as he stood, but nigh on him came Achilles, peer of Enyalios warrior of the waving helm, brandishing from his right shoulder the Pelian ash, his terrible spear; and all around the bronze on him flashed like the gleam of blazing fire or of the Sun as he ariseth.
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  • Thus saying he roused Athene, that already was set thereon, and from the crests of Olympus she darted down.
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  • And thus would Hector have avoided the visitation of death, had not this time been utterly the last wherein Apollo came nigh to him, who nerved his strength and his swift knees.
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  • Thus spake Athene, and he obeyed, and was glad at heart, and stood leaning on his bronze-pointed ashen-spear.
    Book 22 (43% in)
  • Thus saying Athene in her subtlety led him on.
    Book 22 (47% in)
  • Thus saying he drew his sharp sword that by his flank hung great and strong, and gathered himself and swooped like a soaring eagle that darteth to the plain through the dark clouds to seize a tender lamb or crouching hare.
    Book 22 (59% in)
  • Nor did any stand by but wounded him, and thus would many a man say looking toward his neighbour: "Go to, of a truth far easier to handle is Hector now than when he burnt the ships with blazing fire."
    Book 22 (72% in)
  • Thus would many a man say, and wound him as he stood hard by.
    Book 22 (73% in)
  • But wherefore doth my heart debate thus?
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  • Thus was his head all grimed with dust.
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  • Thus spake he wailing, and all the men of the city made moan with him.
    Book 22 (83% in)
  • Thus spake she wailing.
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  • Thus saying she sped through the chamber like one mad, with beating heart, and with her went her handmaidens.
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  • Thus spake she wailing, and the women joined their moan.
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  • Thus they throughout the city made moan: but the Achaians when they were come to the ships and to the Hellespont were scattered each to his own ship: only the Myrmidons Achilles suffered not to be scattered, but spake among his comrades whose delight was in war: "Fleet-horsed Myrmidons, my trusty comrades, let us not yet unyoke our whole-hooved steeds from their cars, but with horses and chariots let us go near and mourn Patroklos, for such is the honour of the dead.
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  • But he denied them steadfastly, and sware moreover an oath: "Nay, verily by Zeus, who is highest and best of gods, not lawful is it that water should come nigh my head or ever I shall have laid Patroklos on the fire, and heaped a barrow, and shaved my hair, since never again shall second grief thus reach my heart, while I remain among the living.
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  • Thus spake he, and they listened readily to him and obeyed, and eagerly making ready each his meal they supped, and no lack had their soul of equal feast.
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  • Thus said he, and stirred in all of them yearning to make lament; and rosy-fingered Morn shone forth on them while they still made moan around the piteous corpse.
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  • And all the wood-cutters bare logs; for thus bade Meriones, squire of kindly Idomeneus.
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  • Thus saying he set the hair in the hands of his dear comrade, and stirred in all of them yearning to make lament.
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  • Thus spake he threatening, but no dogs might deal with Hector, for day and night Aphrodite daughter of Zeus kept off the dogs, and anointed him with rose-sweet oil ambrosial that Achilles might not tear him when he dragged him.
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  • She having thus said departed, and they arose with a mighty sound, rolling the clouds before them.
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  • Thus spake he, and they hearkened to the fleet-footed son of Peleus.
    Book 23 (31% in)
  • Thus spake the son of Peleus, and the fleet chariot-racers were gathered.
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  • Thus spake Neleian Nestor and sate him down again in his place, when he had told his son the sum of every matter.
    Book 23 (43% in)
  • Thus would Tydeus' son have either outstripped the other or made it a dead heat, had not Phoebus Apollo been wroth with him and smitten from his hand the shining lash.
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  • Thus will I tell you, and verily it shall be brought to pass—ye will find no tendance with Nestor shepherd of hosts, but straightway he will slay you with the edge of the sword if through heedlessness we win but the worse prize.
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  • Thus spake he, and they fearing the voice of the prince ran swiftlier some little while; and presently did the good warrior Antilochos espy a strait place in a sunk part of the way.
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  • Thus spake he, but Antilochos drave even fiercelier than before, plying his lash, as though he heard him not.
    Book 23 (53% in)
  • Thus saying he called aloud to his horses: "Hold ye not back nor stand still with sorrow at heart.
    Book 23 (55% in)
  • Thus spake he, and they fearing the voice of the prince sped faster on, and were quickly close upon the others.
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  • Thus said he, and straightway fleet Aias Oileus' son arose angrily to answer with harsh words: and strife between the twain would have gone further, had not Achilles himself stood up and spake a word: "No longer answer each other with harsh words, Aias and Idomeneus, ill words, for it beseemeth not.
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  • Surely ye are displeased with any other who should do thus.
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  • Thus spake he, and all applauded that he bade.
    Book 23 (66% in)
  • Thus spake he, and fleet-footed noble Achilles smiled, pleased with Antilochos, for he was his dear comrade; and spake in answer to him winged words: "Antilochos, if thou wouldst have me give Eumelos some other thing beside from out my house, that also will I do.
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  • Thus spake great-hearted Nestor's son, and brought the mare and put her in the hand of Menelaos.
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  • Thus saying he placed it in his hand, and Nestor received it gladly, and spake unto him winged words: "Ay, truly all this, my son, thou hast meetly said; for no longer are my limbs, friend, firm, nor my feet, nor do my arms at all swing lightly from my shoulders either side.
    Book 23 (77% in)
  • Thus was I once, but now let younger men join in such feats; I must bend to grievous age, but then was I of mark among heroes.
    Book 23 (79% in)
  • Thus spake he, and Peleides was gone down the full concourse of Achaians, when he had hearkened to all the thanks of Neleus' son.
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  • Thus spake he, and forthwith arose a man great and valiant and skilled in boxing, Epeios son of Panopeus, and laid his hand on the sturdy mule and said aloud: "Let one come nigh to bear off the two-handled cup; the mule I say none other of the Achaians shall take for victory with his fists, for I claim to be the best man here.
    Book 23 (82% in)
  • Thus proclaim I, and it shall be accomplished: I will utterly bruise mine adversary's flesh and break his bones, so let his friends abide together here to bear him forth when vanquished by my hands."
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  • Thus spake he, and they all kept deep silence.
    Book 23 (83% in)
  • Thus Tydeides famous with the spear made ready Euryalos for the fight, cheering him with speech, and greatly desired for him victory.
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  • Thus said he, and there arose great Aias son of Telamon, and Odysseus of many wiles stood up, the crafty-minded.
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  • Having thus said he lifted him, but Odysseus was not unmindful of his craft.
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  • Thus spake he, and they were fain to hear and to obey, and wiped the dust from them and put their doublets on.
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  • Thus spake he, and straightway arose fleet Aias Oileus' son, and Odysseus of many wiles, and after them Nestor's son Antilochos, for he was best of all the youth in the foot-race.
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  • Thus prayed he, and Pallas Athene hearkened to him, and made his limbs feel light, both feet and hands.
    Book 23 (95% in)
  • Thus spake he, and gave honour to the fleet son of Peleus.
    Book 23 (98% in)
  • And swift-footed noble Achilles spake among them: "Son of Atreus, for that we know how far thou excellest all, and how far the first thou art in the might of thy throw, take thou this prize with thee to the hollow ships, and to the hero Meriones let us give the spear, if thou art willing in thy heart: thus I at least advise."
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  • Thus spake he, nor disregarded him Agamemnon king of men.
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  • Thus Achilles in his anger entreated noble Hector shamefully; but the blessed gods when they beheld him pitied him, and urged the clear-sighted slayer of Argus to steal the corpse away.
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  • But fell Achilles, O gods, ye are fain to abet, whose mind is nowise just nor the purpose in his breast to be turned away, but he is cruelly minded as a lion that in great strength and at the bidding of his proud heart goeth forth against men's flocks to make his meal; even thus Achilles hath cast out pity, neither hath he shame, that doth both harm and profit men greatly.
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  • Then in anger spake unto him white-armed Hera: "Even thus mightest thou speak, O Lord of the silver bow, if ye are to give equal honour to Achilles and to Hector.
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  • Thus spake he, and airy-footed Iris sped forth upon the errand and between Samothrace and rocky Imbros leapt into the black sea, and the waters closed above her with a noise.
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  • Thus having said the noble goddess took to her a dark-hued robe, no blacker raiment was there found than that.
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  • Thus spake he, and Thetis the silver-footed goddess was not disobedient to his word, and sped darting upon her way down from the peaks of Olympus.
    Book 24 (15% in)
  • But the son of Kronos thus bade Iris go to holy Ilios: "Go forth, fleet Iris, leave the abode of Olympus and bear my message within Ilios to great-hearted Priam that he go to the ships of the Achaians and ransom his dear son and carry gifts to Achilles that may gladden his heart; let him go alone, and no other man of the Trojans go with him.
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  • Thus spake he, and airy-footed Iris sped forth upon the errand.
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  • Thus having spoken fleet Iris departed from him; and he bade his sons make ready the smooth-wheeled mule waggon, and bind the wicker carriage thereon.
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  • Thus spake he, but his wife lamented aloud and made answer to him: "Woe is me, whither is gone thy mind whereby aforetime thou wert famous among stranger men and among them thou rulest?
    Book 24 (25% in)
  • Even thus did forceful Fate erst spin for Hector with her thread at his beginning when I bare him, even I, that he should glut fleet-footed dogs, far from his parents, in the dwelling of a violent man whose inmost vitals I were fain to fasten and feed upon; then would his deeds against my son be paid again to him, for not playing the coward was he slain of him, but championing the men and deep-bosomed women of Troy, neither bethought he him of shelter or of flight.
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  • Thus spake he, and they fearing their father's voice brought forth the smooth-running mule chariot, fair and new, and bound the body thereof on the frame; and from its peg they took down the mule yoke, a boxwood yoke with knob well fitted with guiding-rings; and they brought forth the yoke-band of nine cubits with the yoke.
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  • Thus in the high palace were Priam and the herald letting yoke their cars, with wise thoughts at their hearts, when nigh came Hekabe sore at heart, with honey-sweet wine in her right hand in a golden cup that they might make libation ere they went.
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  • Thus spake the old man, and bade a house-dame that served him pour pure water on his hands; and she came near to serve him with water in a ewer to wash withal.
    Book 24 (38% in)
  • Thus spake he praying, and Zeus of wise counsels hearkened unto him, and straightway sent forth an eagle, surest omen of winged birds, the dusky hunter called of men the Black Eagle.
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  • Thus spake he, and the Messenger, the slayer of Argus, was not disobedient unto his word.
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  • Thus spake he, and the old man was confounded, and he was dismayed exceedingly, and the hair on his pliant limbs stood up, and he stood still amazed.
    Book 24 (45% in)
  • But the Helper came nigh of himself and took the old man's hand, and spake and questioned him: "Whither, father, dost thou thus guide these horses and mules through the divine night, when other mortals are asleep?
    Book 24 (45% in)
  • Thus spake he, and the old man rejoiced, and answered him, saying: "My son, it is verily a good thing to give due offerings withal to the Immortals, for never did my child—if that child indeed I had—forget in our halls the gods who inhabit Olympus.
    Book 24 (53% in)
  • Thus spake the Helper, and leaping on the chariot behind the horses he swiftly took lash and reins into his hand, and breathed brave spirit into horses and mules.
    Book 24 (55% in)
  • But now will I depart from thee nor come within Achilles' sight; it were cause of wrath that an immortal god should thus show favour openly unto mortals.
    Book 24 (58% in)
  • Thus Hermes spake, and departed unto high Olympus.
    Book 24 (58% in)
  • Thus spake he, and stirred within Achilles desire to make lament for his father.
    Book 24 (63% in)
  • Even thus to Peleus gave the gods splendid gifts from his birth, for he excelled all men in good fortune and wealth, and was king of the Myrmidons, and mortal though he was the gods gave him a goddess to be his bride.
    Book 24 (66% in)
  • Thus spake he, and the old man feared, and obeyed his word.
    Book 24 (71% in)
  • Thus spake noble Achilles, and went back into the hut, and sate him down on the cunningly-wrought couch whence he had arisen by the opposite wall, and spake a word to Priam: "Thy son, old sire, is given back as thou wouldest and lieth on a bier, and with the break of day thou shalt see him thyself as thou carriest him.
    Book 24 (74% in)
  • Thus spake fleet Achilles, and sprang up, and slew a pure white sheep, and his comrades skinned and made it ready in seemly fashion, and divided it cunningly and pierced it with spits, and roasted it carefully and drew all off.
    Book 24 (78% in)
  • If any of such should behold thee through the swift black night, forthwith he might haply tell it to Agamemnon shepherd of the host, and thus would there be delay in giving back the dead.
    Book 24 (82% in)
  • Thus speaking he clasped the old man's right hand at the wrist, lest he should be anywise afraid at heart.
    Book 24 (84% in)
  • Thus spake he, and the old man feared, and roused the herald.
    Book 24 (86% in)
  • Thus spake she, nor was man or woman left within the city, for upon all came unendurable grief.
    Book 24 (88% in)
  • Thus spake he, and they parted asunder and gave place to the wain.
    Book 24 (89% in)
  • Thus spake she wailing, and stirred unending moan.
    Book 24 (95% in)
  • Thus spake she wailing, and therewith the great multitude of the people groaned.
    Book 24 (97% in)
  • Thus spake he, and they yoked oxen and mules to wains, and quickly then they flocked before the city.
    Book 24 (97% in)
  • Thus held they funeral for Hector tamer of horses.
    Book 24 (**% in)

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

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