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

12 uses
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Definition
a sign of something about to happen
  • Such was the will of Jove; and hence we dare Trust in his omen, and support the war.
    Book 2 (39% in)
  • For them the father of the gods declares, Theirs are his omens, and his thunder theirs.
    Book 9 (39% in)
  • As from the right she soar'd, Ulysses pray'd, Hail'd the glad omen, and address'd the maid: "O daughter of that god whose arm can wield The avenging bolt, and shake the dreadful shield!
    Book 10 (49% 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)
  • Seek not this day the Grecian ships to gain; For sure, to warn us, Jove his omen sent, And thus my mind explains its clear event: The victor eagle, whose sinister flight Retards our host, and fills our hearts with fright, Dismiss'd his conquest in the middle skies, Allow'd to seize, but not possess the prize; Thus, though we gird with fires the Grecian fleet, Though these proud bulwalks tumble at our feet, Toils unforeseen, and fiercer, are decreed; More woes shall follow, and more...
    Book 12 (47% in)
  • Without a sign his sword the brave man draws, And asks no omen but his country's cause.
    Book 12 (52% in)
  • To Jove's glad omen all the Grecians rise, And hail, with shouts, his progress through the skies: Far-echoing clamours bound from side to side; They ceased; and thus the chief of Troy replied: "From whence this menace, this insulting strain?
    Book 13 (98% in)
  • Far be the omen which my thoughts suggest!
    Book 22 (88% in)
  • The old king, notwithstanding the remonstrances of his queen, makes ready for the journey, to which he is encouraged by an omen from Jupiter.
    Book 24 (1% in)
  • Seek not to stay me, nor my soul affright With words of omen, like a bird of night, (Replied unmoved the venerable man;) 'tis heaven commands me, and you urge in vain.
    Book 24 (28% in)
  • This alludes to the evils which resulted from his having been brought up, despite the omens which attended his birth.
    Footnotes (39% in)
  • _ Rather: "use well-omened words;" or, as Kennedy has explained it, "Abstain from expressions unsuitable to the solemnity of the occasion, which, by offending the god, might defeat the object of their supplications."
    Footnotes (64% in)

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

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