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phalanx
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope)

6 uses
  • The Ajaces form their troops in a close phalanx, and put a stop to Hector and the Trojans.
    Book 13 (1% in)
  • With joy the monarch march'd before, And found Menestheus on the dusty shore, With whom the firm Athenian phalanx stands; And next Ulysses, with his subject bands.
    Book 4 (61% in)
  • But now (what time in some sequester'd vale The weary woodman spreads his sparing meal, When his tired arms refuse the axe to rear, And claim a respite from the sylvan war; But not till half the prostrate forests lay Stretch'd in long ruin, and exposed to day) Then, nor till then, the Greeks' impulsive might Pierced the black phalanx, and let in the light.
    Book 11 (16% in)
  • Here Hector, plunging through the thickest fight, Broke the dark phalanx, and let in the light: (By the long lance, the sword, or ponderous stone.
    Book 11 (69% in)
  • A chosen phalanx, firm, resolved as fate, Descending Hector and his battle wait.
    Book 13 (19% in)
  • The Grecian phalanx, moveless as a tower, On all sides batter'd, yet resists his power: So some tall rock o'erhangs the hoary main,(241) By winds assail'd, by billows beat in vain, Unmoved it hears, above, the tempest blow, And sees the watery mountains break below.
    Book 15 (82% in)

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

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