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

7 uses
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to steal — often after conquering the location with the goods


the goods stolen
  • Avenge my hapless son, Of mortals shortest-liv'd, insulted now By mighty Agamemnon, King of men, And plunder'd of his lawful spoils of war.
    1.1 — Volume 1 Book 1 (81% in)
  • Who never dar'st to lead in armed fight Th' assembled host, nor with a chosen few To man the secret ambush—for thou fear'st To look on death—no doubt 'tis easier far, Girt with thy troops, to plunder of his right Whoe'er may venture to oppose thy will!
    1.1 — Volume 1 Book 1 (39% in)
  • Com'st thou perchance for plunder of the dead?
    2.10 — Volume 2 Book 10 (64% in)
  • Abundant store of plunder from the plain We drove: of horned cattle fifty herds; As many flocks of sheep, as many droves Of swine, as many wide-spread herds of goats, And thrice so many golden-chesnut mares, The foals of many running with their dams.
    2.11 — Volume 2 Book 11 (79% in)
  • Oh woe is me, Who have begotten sons, in all the land The best and bravest; now remains not one; Mestor, and Troilus, dauntless charioteer, And Hector, who a God 'mid men appear'd, Nor like a mortal's offspring, but a God's: All these hath Mars cut off; and left me none, None but the vile and refuse; liars all, Vain skipping coxcombs, in the dance alone, And in nought else renown'd; base plunderers, From their own countrymen, of lambs and kids.
    2.24 — Volume 2 Book 24 (33% in)
  • I dread his anger; and should hold it shame To plunder him, through fear of future ill.
    2.24 — Volume 2 Book 24 (54% in)
  • _ Thersites was an object of general contempt, but he had done nothing to excite those feelings: indeed, apart from the offensiveness of his tone, the public sympathy was with him; for the army was deeply dissatisfied, and resented the conduct of Agamemnon against Achilles, mainly perhaps because they had ceased to be enriched with the plunder of his successful forays (see i. 202, and ix.
    Footnotes (17% in)

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

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