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

23 uses
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exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger — especially in battle
  • On thee the deep-designing Saturn's son In diff'ring measure hath his gifts bestow'd: A throne he gives thee, higher far than all; But valour, noblest boon of Heav'n, denies.
    2.9 — Volume 2 Book 9 (5% in)
  • The horsemen first he charg'd, and bade them keep Their horses well in hand, nor wildly rush Amid the tumult: "See," he said, "that none, In skill or valour over-confident, Advance before his comrades, nor alone Retire; for so your lines were easier forc'd; But ranging each beside a hostile car, Thrust with your spears; for such the better way; By men so disciplin'd, in elder days Were lofty walls and fenced towns destroy'd."
    1.4 — Volume 1 Book 4 (55% in)
  • With but six ships, and with a scanty band, The horses by Laomedon withheld Avenging, he o'erthrew this city, Troy, And made her streets a desert; but thy soul Is poor, thy troops are wasting fast away; Nor deem I that the Trojans will in thee (Ev'n were thy valour more) and Lycia's aid Their safeguard find; but vanquish'd by my hand, This day the gates of Hades thou shalt pass."
    1.5 — Volume 1 Book 5 (70% in)
  • Then to the Trojans Hector call'd aloud: "Ye valiant Trojans, and renown'd Allies, Quit you like men; remember now, brave friends, Your wonted valour; I to Ilium go To bid our wives and rev'rend Elders raise To Heav'n their pray'rs, with vows of hecatombs."
    1.6 — Volume 1 Book 6 (20% in)
  • But, by his valour when the King perceiv'd His heav'nly birth, he entertain'd him well; Gave him his daughter; and with her the half Of all his royal honours he bestow'd: A portion too the Lycians meted out, Fertile in corn and wine, of all the state The choicest land, to be his heritage.
    1.6 — Volume 1 Book 6 (34% in)
  • ...remov'd, and set it down, All glitt'ring, on the ground; then kiss'd his child, And danc'd him in his arms; then thus to Jove And to th' Immortals all address'd his pray'r: "Grant, Jove, and all ye Gods, that this my son May be, as I, the foremost man of Troy, For valour fam'd, his country's guardian King; That men may say, 'This youth surpasses far His father,' when they see him from the fight, From slaughter'd foes, with bloody spoils of war Returning, to rejoice his mother's heart!"
    1.6 — Volume 1 Book 6 (85% in)
  • Then to the Trojans Hector call'd aloud: "Trojans, and Lycians, and ye Dardans, fam'd In close encounter, quit ye now like men; Put forth your wonted valour; for I know That in his secret counsels Jove designs Glory to me, disaster to the Greeks.
    2.8 — Volume 2 Book 8 (31% in)
  • He said, and many chiefs to Diomed Proffer'd companionship; stood forth at once, With him to penetrate the Trojan camp, The two Ajaces, ministers of Mars; Stood forth Meriones, and eagerly Stood forth the son of Nestor; Atreus' son, The royal Menelaus, spearman bold, And stout Ulysses, whose enduring heart For ev'ry deed of valour was prepar'd.
    2.10 — Volume 2 Book 10 (38% in)
  • ...people fell On either side: but when the hour was come When woodmen, in the forest's deep recess, Prepare their food, and wearied with the toil Of felling loftiest trees, with aching arms Turn with keen relish to their midday meal; Then Grecian valour broke th' opposing ranks, As each along the line encourag'd each; First sprang the monarch Agamemnon forth, And brave Bienor slew, his people's guard; And, with the chief, his friend and charioteer, Oileus; he, down-leaping from the car,...
    2.11 — Volume 2 Book 11 (10% in)
  • ...nothing loth they flew; With foam their chests were fleck'd, with dust their flanks, As from the field their wounded Lord they bore: But Hector, as he saw the King retire, To Trojans and to Lycians call'd aloud: "Trojans and Lycians, and ye Dardans fam'd In close encounter, quit ye now like men; Put forth your wonted valour; from the field Their bravest has withdrawn, and Jove on me Great glory hath shed; now headlong on the Greeks Urge your swift steeds, and endless honour gain."
    2.11 — Volume 2 Book 11 (33% in)
  • Such once was I 'mid men, while yet I was; Now to himself alone Achilles keeps His valour; yet hereafter, when the Greeks Have perish'd all, remorse shall touch his soul.
    2.11 — Volume 2 Book 11 (88% in)
  • Of the far-fam'd Allies, Sarpedon held The chief command; and for his comrades chose Asteropaeus, and the warlike might Of Glaucus; these o'er all the rest he held Pre-eminent in valour, save himself, Who o'er them all superior stood confess'd.
    2.12 — Volume 2 Book 12 (21% in)
  • So may our well-arm'd Lycians make their boast; 'To no inglorious Kings we Lycians owe Allegiance; they on richest viands feed; Of luscious flavour drink the choicest wine; But still their valour brightest shows; and they, Where Lycians war, are foremost in the fight!'
    2.12 — Volume 2 Book 12 (67% in)
  • Several deeds of valour are performed; Meriones, losing his spear in the encounter, repairs to seek another at the tent of Idomeneus; this occasions a conversation between these two warriors, who return together to the battle.
    2.13 — Volume 2 Book 13 (1% in)
  • Thus as he mus'd, the wiser course appear'd To seek AEneas; him he found apart, Behind the crowd; for he was still at feud With godlike Priam, who, he thought, withheld The public honour to his valour due.
    2.13 — Volume 2 Book 13 (55% in)
  • But thou, where'er thy courage bids, lead on: We shall be prompt to follow; to our pow'r Thou shalt in us no lack of valour find; Beyond his pow'r the bravest cannot fight."
    2.13 — Volume 2 Book 13 (91% in)
  • Hector meanwhile, who saw the weapon marr'd, To Trojans and to Lycians call'd aloud: "Trojans and Lycians, and ye Dardans fam'd In close encounter, quit ye now like men; Against the ships your wonted valour show.
    2.15 — Volume 2 Book 15 (64% in)
  • the helmsman's sev'n-foot board he mov'd, Expecting death; and left the lofty deck, Where long he stood on guard; but still his spear The Trojans kept aloof, whoe'er essay'd Amid the ships to launch th' unwearied flames; And, loudly shouting, to the Greeks he call'd: "Friends, Grecian heroes, ministers of Mars, Quit ye like men! dear friends, remember now Your wonted valour! think ye in your rear To find supporting forces, or some fort Whose walls may give you refuge from your foe?
    2.15 — Volume 2 Book 15 (96% in)
  • Of prophecy I reck not, though I know; Nor message hath my mother brought from Jove; But it afflicts my soul; when one I see That basely robs his equal of his prize, His lawful prize, by highest valour won; Such grief is mine, such wrong have I sustain'd.
    2.16 — Volume 2 Book 16 (6% in)
  • ...rush In one continuous swarm, to guard their nest: E'en with such courage pour'd the Myrmidons Forth from the ships; then uproar wild arose, And loud Patroclus on his comrades call'd: "Ye valiant Myrmidons, who boast yourselves Achilles' comrades, quit ye now like men; Your ancient valour prove; to Peleus' son, Of all the Greeks the noblest, so shall we, His faithful followers, highest honour give; And Agamemnon's haughty self shall mourn The slight on Grecia's bravest warrior cast."
    2.16 — Volume 2 Book 16 (30% in)
  • Him, as he gain'd upon him in pursuit, Quick turning, Glaucus through the breast transfix'd; Thund'ring he fell; deep grief possess'd the Greeks At loss of one so valiant; fiercely joy'd The Trojans, and around him crowded thick; Nor of their wonted valour were the Greeks Oblivious, but still onward held their course.
    2.16 — Volume 2 Book 16 (68% in)
  • Thou by our beaked ships till then must lie; And weeping o'er thee shall deep-bosom'd dames, Trojan and Dardan, mourn both night and day; The prizes of our toil, when wealthy towns Before our valour and our spears have fall'n."
    2.18 — Volume 2 Book 18 (52% in)
  • Such is my race, and such the blood I boast; But Jove, at will, to mortals valour gives Or minishes; for he is Lord of all.
    2.20 — Volume 2 Book 20 (46% in)

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