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

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to attack someone or something physically or verbally; or to threaten violence
  • Then pitying us, within the tow'r remain, Nor make thy child an orphan, and thy wife A hapless widow; by the fig-tree here Array thy troops; for here the city wall, Easiest of access, most invites assault.
    1.6 — Volume 1 Book 6 (78% in)
  • And thou too, master of all tricky arts, Why, ling'ring, stand ye thus aloof, and wait For others coming? ye should be the first The hot assault of battle to confront; For ye are first my summons to receive, Whene'er the honour'd banquet we prepare: And well ye like to eat the sav'ry meat, And, at your will, the luscious wine-cups drain: Now stand ye here, and unconcern'd would see Ten columns pass before you to the fight."
    1.4 — Volume 1 Book 4 (61% in)
  • Soon round the gates the din of battle rose, The tow'rs by storm assaulted; then his aid Th' AEtonian Elders and the sacred priests With promises of great reward implor'd.
    2.9 — Volume 2 Book 9 (79% in)
  • But when the Scaean gates and oak were reach'd, They made a stand, and fac'd the foe's assault.
    2.11 — Volume 2 Book 11 (20% in)
  • The Trojans follow his counsel, and having divided their army into five bodies of foot, begin the assault.
    2.11 — Volume 2 Book 11 (99% in)
  • Thus o'er the wounded chief Eurypylus Watch'd in his tent Menoetius' noble son; But hand to hand the Greeks and Trojans fought; Nor longer might the ditch th' assault repel, Nor the broad wall above, which Greeks had built, To guard their ships, and round it dug the ditch; But to the Gods no hecatombs had paid, That they the ships and all the stores within Might safely keep; against the will of Heav'n The work was done, and thence not long endur'd.
    2.12 — Volume 2 Book 12 (1% in)
  • ...any chief might there be found, to save His comrades from destruction; there he saw, Of war insatiable, th' Ajaces twain; And Teucer, from the tent but newly come, Hard by; nor yet could reach them with his voice; Such was the din, such tumult rose to Heav'n, From clatt'ring shields, and horsehair-crested helms, And batter'd gates, now all at once assail'd: Before them fiercely strove th' assaulting bands To break their way: he then Thootes sent, His herald, to th' Ajaces, craving aid.
    2.12 — Volume 2 Book 12 (71% in)
  • Hear then my counsel; let us all agree The ships that nearest to the sea are beach'd To launch upon the main, till nightfall there To ride at anchor: if that e'en by night The Trojans may suspend their fierce assault; Then may we launch in safety all the fleet.
    2.14 — Volume 2 Book 14 (14% in)
  • He said: they heard, and all obey'd his words: The mighty Ajax, and Idomeneus The King, and Teucer, and Meriones, And Meges, bold as Mars, with all their best, Their stedfast battle rang'd, to wait th' assault Of Hector and his Trojans; while behind, Th' unwarlike many to the ships retir'd.
    2.15 — Volume 2 Book 15 (40% in)
  • Fiercely Patroclus on the Trojans fell: Thrice he assail'd them, terrible as Mars, With fearful shouts; and thrice nine foes he slew: But when again, with more than mortal force His fourth assault he made, thy term of life, Patroclus, then approach'd its final close; For Phoebus' awful self encounter'd thee, Amid the battle-throng, of thee unseen, For thickest darkness shrouded all his form: He stood behind, and with extended palm Dealt on Patroclus' neck and shoulders broad A mighty...
    2.16 — Volume 2 Book 16 (88% in)
  • ...yet Had reach'd Achilles; for the war was wag'd Far from the ships, beneath the walls of Troy; Nor look'd he of his death to hear, but deem'd That when the Trojans to their gates were driv'n, He would return in safety; for no hope Had he of taking by assault the town, With, or without, his aid; for oft apart His Goddess-mother had his doom, foretold, Revealing to her son the mind of Jove; Yet ne'er had warn'd him of such grief as this, Which now befell, his dearest comrade's loss.
    2.17 — Volume 2 Book 17 (51% in)
  • He said; and, mounting on the war-car straight, Alcimedon the whip and reins assum'd; Down leap'd Automedon; great Hector saw, And thus address'd AEneas at his side: "AEneas, prince and counsellor of Troy, I see, committed to unskilful hands, Achilles' horses on the battle-field: These we may hope to take, if such thy will; For they, methinks, will scarcely stand oppos'd, Or dare th' encounter of our joint assault."
    2.17 — Volume 2 Book 17 (62% in)
  • She gave fresh vigour to his arms and knees, And to his breast the boldness of the fly, Which, oft repell'd by man, renews th' assault Incessant, lur'd by taste of human blood; Such boldness in Atrides' manly breast Pallas inspir'd: beside Patroclus' corpse Again he stood, and pois'd his glitt'ring spear.
    2.17 — Volume 2 Book 17 (72% in)
  • He said, nor did Atrides not comply; But slow as moves a lion from the fold, Which dogs and youths with ceaseless toil hath worn, Who all night long have kept their watch, to guard From his assault the choicest of the herd; He, hunger-pinch'd, hath oft th' attempt renew'd, But nought prevail'd; by spears on ev'ry side, And jav'lins met, wielded by stalwart hands, And blazing torches, which his courage daunt; Till with the morn he sullenly withdraws; So from Patroclus, with reluctant...
    2.17 — Volume 2 Book 17 (84% in)
  • He said, and hurl'd against the mighty shield His brazen spear; loud rang the weapon's point; And at arm's length Achilles held the shield With his broad hand, in fear that through its folds AEneas' spear would easy passage find; Blind fool! forgetful that the glorious gifts Bestow'd by Gods, are not with ease o'ercome, Nor yield before th' assaults of mortal men.
    2.20 — Volume 2 Book 20 (50% in)
  • ...armour fair, And many a corpse of men in battle slain; Yet onward, lifting high his feet, he press'd Right tow'rd the stream; nor could the mighty stream Check his advance, such vigour Pallas gave; Nor did Scamander yet his fury stay, But fiercer rose his rage; and rearing high His crested wave, to Simois thus he cried: "Dear brother, aid me with united force This mortal's course to check; he, unrestrain'd, Will royal Priam's city soon destroy, Nor will the Trojans his assault endure.
    2.21 — Volume 2 Book 21 (49% in)
  • "How canst thou dare, thou saucy minx, to stand [7] Oppos'd to me, too great for thine assault, Despite thy bow? though Jove hath giv'n thee pow'r O'er feeble women, whom thou wilt, to slay, E'en as a lion; better were't for thee To chase the mountain beasts and flying hinds, Than thy superiors thus to meet in arms, But since thou dar'st confront me, thou shalt know And feel how far my might surpasses thine."
    2.21 — Volume 2 Book 21 (76% in)
  • If any one of them should see thee now, So richly laden in the gloom of night, How wouldst thou feel? thou art not young thyself, And this old man, thy comrade, would avail But little to protect thee from assault.
    2.24 — Volume 2 Book 24 (46% in)

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