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

11 uses
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Definition
sympathy for another's suffering and wanting to help
  • Homer, by recounting to him the whole history of his misfortunes, moved him with compassion; and he took him, and led him to his cot, and having lit a fire, bade him sup.
    Introduction (21% in)
  • He said: compassion touch'd the hero's heart He stood, suspended with the lifted dart: As pity pleaded for his vanquish'd prize, Stern Agamemnon swift to vengeance flies, And, furious, thus: "Oh impotent of mind!
    Book 6 (12% in)
  • His fate compassion in the victor bred; Stern as he was, he yet revered the dead, His radiant arms preserved from hostile spoil, And laid him decent on the funeral pile; Then raised a mountain where his bones were burn'd, The mountain-nymphs the rural tomb adorn'd, Jove's sylvan daughters bade their elms bestow A barren shade, and in his honour grow.
    Book 6 (78% in)
  • The soften'd chief with kind compassion view'd, And dried the falling drops, and thus pursued: "Andromache! my soul's far better part, Why with untimely sorrows heaves thy heart?
    Book 6 (92% in)
  • Now be thy rage, thy fatal rage, resign'd; A cruel heart ill suits a manly mind: The gods (the only great, and only wise) Are moved by offerings, vows, and sacrifice; Offending man their high compassion wins, And daily prayers atone for daily sins.
    Book 9 (75% in)
  • "Can then the sons of Greece (the sage rejoin'd) Excite compassion in Achilles' mind?
    Book 11 (82% in)
  • Divine compassion touch'd Patroclus' breast, Who, sighing, thus his bleeding friend address'd: "Ah, hapless leaders of the Grecian host!
    Book 11 (96% in)
  • Divine Pelides, with compassion moved.
    Book 16 (3% in)
  • Such ruin theirs, and such compassion mine.
    Book 21 (22% in)
  • Frugal compassion!
    Book 22 (96% in)
  • Priam finds Achilles at his table, casts himself at his feet, and begs for the body of his son: Achilles, moved with compassion, grants his request, detains him one night in his tent, and the next morning sends him home with the body: the Trojans run out to meet him.
    Book 24 (2% in)

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

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