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- Nor does my portion ever equal thine, When on some populous town our troops have made Successful war; in the contentious fight The larger portion of the toil is mine; But when the day of distribution comes, Thine is the richest spoil; while I, forsooth, Must be too well content to bear on board Some paltry prize for all my warlike toil.1.1 — Volume 1 Book 1 (30% in)
- Like women, who some paltry quarrel wage, Scolding and brawling in the public street, And in opprobrious terms their anger vent, Some true, some false; for so their rage suggests.2.20 — Volume 2 Book 20 (48% in)
There are no more uses of "paltry" in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Edward).
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