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

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an impressive or wonderful example of a particular quality


a child prodigy (someone who is a master of one or more skills or arts at an early age)
  • The mother last, as round the nest she flew, Seized by the beating wing, the monster slew; Nor long survived: to marble turn'd, he stands A lasting prodigy on Aulis' sands.
    Book 2 (38% in)
  • "This pest he slaughter'd, (for he read the skies, And trusted heaven's informing prodigies,) Then met in arms the Solymaean crew,(169) (Fiercest of men,) and those the warrior slew; Next the bold Amazons' whole force defied; And conquer'd still, for heaven was on his side.
    Book 6 (35% in)
  • These on the farther bank now stood and gazed, By Heaven alarm'd, by prodigies amazed: A signal omen stopp'd the passing host, Their martial fury in their wonder lost.
    Book 12 (43% in)
  • Heavens! what a prodigy these eyes survey, Unseen, unthought, till this amazing day!
    Book 13 (15% in)
  • One of them is miraculously endued with voice, and inspired to prophesy his fate: but the hero, not astonished by that prodigy, rushes with fury to the combat.
    Book 19 (5% in)
  • Portents and prodigies are lost on me.
    Book 19 (99% in)
  • Then the hero, given up to the most lively despair, prepares to fight; he receives from a divinity new armour, is reconciled with his general and, thirsting for glory and revenge, enacts prodigies of valour, recovers the victory, slays the enemy's chief, honours his friend with superb funeral rites, and exercises a cruel vengeance on the body of his destroyer; but finally appeased by the tears and prayers of the father of the slain warrior, restores to the old man the corpse of his...
    Footnotes (13% in)

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