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

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a council convened to discuss ecclesiastical business
  • The shining synod of the immortals wait The coming god, and from their thrones of state Arising silent, wrapp'd in holy fear, Before the majesty of heaven appear.
    Book 1 (89% in)
  • The songs which spoke of their own great ancestor were, no doubt, of far inferior sublimity and popularity, or, at first sight, a Theseid would have been much more likely to have emanated from an Athenian synod of compilers of ancient song, than an Achilleid or an Olysseid.
    Introduction (56% in)
  • Nor knew the furious father of his fall; High-throned amidst the great Olympian hall, On golden clouds th' immortal synod sate; Detain'd from bloody war by Jove and Fate.
    Book 13 (63% in)
  • If truth inspires thy tongue, proclaim our will To yon bright synod on the Olympian hill; Our high decree let various Iris know, And call the god that bears the silver bow.
    Book 15 (9% in)
  • There sat the powers in awful synod placed; They bow'd, and made obeisance as she pass'd Through all the brazen dome: with goblets crown'd(239) They hail her queen; the nectar streams around.
    Book 15 (12% in)
  • And Iris thus replies: "I come, Pelides! from the queen of Jove, The immortal empress of the realms above; Unknown to him who sits remote on high, Unknown to all the synod of the sky."
    Book 18 (33% in)
  • There in the lightning's blaze the sire they found, And all the gods in shining synod round.
    Book 24 (15% in)

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

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