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

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Definition
a prediction of the future (usually said to be obtained in a supernatural way)
  • Who from Adraste, and Apaesus' realm, From Pityeia, and the lofty hill Tereian came, with linen corslets girt, Adrastus and Amphius led; two sons Of Merops of Percote; deeply vers'd Was he in prophecy; and from the war Would fain have kept his sons; but they, by fate, Doom'd to impending death, his caution scorn'd.
    1.2 — Volume 1 Book 2 (93% in)
  • And now among the Greeks thou spread'st abroad Thy lying prophecies, that all these ills Come from the Far-destroyer, for that I Refus'd the ransom of my lovely prize, And that I rather chose herself to keep, To me not less than Clytemnestra dear, My virgin-wedded wife; nor less adorn'd In gifts of form, of feature, or of mind.
    1.1 — Volume 1 Book 1 (21% 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)

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

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