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used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Edward)

6 uses
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a representative sent on a mission — often representing a government
  • When to Atrides' tent the envoys came, The chiefs, uprising, pledg'd them one by one In golden goblets; then their tidings ask'd.
    2.9 — Volume 2 Book 9 (91% in)
  • ...stood, and touch'd the yoke, and said: "Little like Tydeus' self is Tydeus' son: Low was his stature, but his spirit was high: And ev'n when I from combat rashly wag'd Would fain have kept him back, what time in Thebes He found himself, an envoy and alone, Without support, among the Thebans all, I counsell'd him in peace to share the feast: But by his own impetuous courage led, He challenged all the Thebans to contend With him in wrestling, and o'erthrew them all With ease; so mighty...
    1.5 — Volume 1 Book 5 (87% in)
  • The envoys forward stepp'd, Ulysses first, And stood before him; from his couch, amaz'd, And holding still his lyre, Achilles sprang, Leaving the seat whereon they found him plac'd; And at their entrance rose Patroclus too: Waving his hand, Achilles, swift of foot, Addressed them: "Welcome, friends! as friends ye come: Some great occasion surely to my tent Hath brought the men who are, of all the Greeks, Despite my anger, dearest to my heart."
    2.9 — Volume 2 Book 9 (26% in)
  • Him following, thus the brave Tydides pray'd: "My voice too, child of Jove, undaunted, hear; And be with me, as with my father erst, The godlike Tydeus, when to Thebes he went, An envoy, in advance; and left behind, Upon Asopus' banks the mail-clad Greeks.
    2.10 — Volume 2 Book 10 (47% in)
  • To whom Earth-shaking Neptune thus replied: "Immortal Iris, weighty are thy words, And in good season spoken; and 'tis well When envoys are by sound discretion led.
    2.15 — Volume 2 Book 15 (27% in)
  • ...lion on th' unguarded centre springs, Seizes on one, and scatters all the rest; So Hector, led by Jove, in wild alarm Scatter'd the Grecians all; but one alone, Brave Periphetes, of Mycenae, slew; The son of Copreus, whom Eurystheus sent His envoy to the might of Hercules; Far nobler than the father was the son; In speed of foot, in warlike might, in mind, In all, among Mycenians foremost he; Who now on Hector fresh renown conferr'd; For, backward as he stepp'd, against the rim Of the...
    2.15 — Volume 2 Book 15 (84% in)

There are no more uses of "envoy" in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Edward).

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