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

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the savage and excessive killing of many people


corpses and gore resulting from violent death
  • But Hector, from the fray and din of war, And dust, and blood, and carnage, Jove withdrew.
    2.11 — Volume 2 Book 11 (19% in)
  • To whom great Hector of the glancing helm: "Ajax, brave leader, son of Telamon, Deal not with me as with a feeble child, Or woman, ign'rant of the ways of war; Of war and carnage every point I know; And well I know to wield, now right, now left, The tough bull's-hide that forms my stubborn targe: Well know I too my fiery steeds to urge, And raise the war-cry in the standing fight.
    1.7 — Volume 1 Book 7 (46% in)
  • Still on Atrides press'd, the Greek pursuit With eager shouts exciting; past the tomb Of Ilus, ancient son of Dardanus, And tow'rd the fig-tree, midway o'er the plain, Straining to gain the town, the Trojans fled; While loudly shouting, his unconquer'd hands With carnage dyed, Atrides urg'd their flight.
    2.11 — Volume 2 Book 11 (19% in)
  • Ye bid us take our food; if I might rule, I would to battle lead the sons of Greece, Unfed, and fasting; and at set of sun, Our shame aveng'd, an ample feast prepare; Till then, nor food nor drink shall pass my lips, My comrade slain; who pierc'd with mortal wounds, Turn'd tow'rd the doorway, lies within my tent, His mourning friends around; while there he lies, No thought have I for these or aught beside, Save carnage, blood, and groans of dying men."
    2.19 — Volume 2 Book 19 (47% in)
  • ...Tread the white barley out; beneath their feet Fast flies the grain out-trodden from the husk; So by Achilles driv'n, his flying steeds His chariot bore, o'er bodies of the slain And broken bucklers trampling; all beneath Was plash'd with blood the axle, and the rails Around the car, as from the horses' feet And from the felloes of the wheels were thrown The bloody gouts; and onward still he press'd, Panting for added triumphs, deeply dyed With gore and carnage his unconquer'd hands.
    2.20 — Volume 2 Book 20 (96% in)

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

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