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

3 uses
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Definition
a planned way of achieving an end — especially in dealing with others and often involving deceit or some kind of trick
  • The general, who is deluded with the hopes of taking Troy without his assistance, but fears the army was discouraged by his absence, and the late plague, as well as by the length of time, contrives to make trial of their disposition by a stratagem.
    Book 2 (1% in)
  • One stratagem has fail'd, and others will: Ye find, Achilles is unconquer'd still.
    Book 9 (66% in)
  • I need not mention that Troy was taken soon after the death of Hector by the stratagem of the wooden horse, the particulars of which are described by Virgil in the second book of the AEneid.
    Concluding Note (17% in)

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

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