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

11 uses
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Definition
cause suffering — such as illness, pain, or unhappiness
  • To tame the monster-god Minerva knows, And oft afflicts his brutal breast with woes.
    Book 5 (85% in)
  • The following passage betrays the same tendency to connect the personages of the poems with the history of the poet, which has already been mentioned:— "In his poetical compositions Homer displays great gratitude towards Mentor of Ithaca, in the Odyssey, whose name he has inserted in his poem as the companion of Ulysses,(13) in return for the care taken of him when afflicted with blindness.
    Introduction (26% in)
  • Dione then: "Thy wrongs with patience bear, And share those griefs inferior powers must share: Unnumber'd woes mankind from us sustain, And men with woes afflict the gods again.
    Book 5 (43% in)
  • She from Marpessa sprung, divinely fair, And matchless Idas, more than man in war: The god of day adored the mother's charms; Against the god the father bent his arms: The afflicted pair, their sorrows to proclaim, From Cleopatra changed their daughter's name, And call'd Alcyone; a name to show The father's grief, the mourning mother's woe.
    Book 9 (81% in)
  • A thousand cares his labouring breast revolves; To seek sage Nestor now the chief resolves, With him, in wholesome counsels, to debate What yet remains to save the afflicted state.
    Book 10 (7% in)
  • As when from gloomy clouds a whirlwind springs, That bears Jove's thunder on its dreadful wings, Wide o'er the blasted fields the tempest sweeps; Then, gather'd, settles on the hoary deeps; The afflicted deeps tumultuous mix and roar; The waves behind impel the waves before, Wide rolling, foaming high, and tumbling to the shore: Thus rank on rank, the thick battalions throng, Chief urged on chief, and man drove man along.
    Book 13 (94% in)
  • To him the monarch: "That our army bends, That Troy triumphant our high fleet ascends, And that the rampart, late our surest trust And best defence, lies smoking in the dust; All this from Jove's afflictive hand we bear, Who, far from Argos, wills our ruin here.
    Book 14 (16% in)
  • What greater sorrow could afflict my breast, What more if hoary Peleus were deceased?
    Book 19 (73% in)
  • Scarce the whole people stop his desperate course, While strong affliction gives the feeble force: Grief tears his heart, and drives him to and fro, In all the raging impotence of woe.
    Book 22 (80% in)
  • The afflicted monarch shiver'd with despair; Pale grew his face, and upright stood his hair; Sunk was his heart; his colour went and came; A sudden trembling shook his aged frame: When Hermes, greeting, touch'd his royal hand, And, gentle, thus accosts with kind demand: "Say whither, father! when each mortal sight Is seal'd in sleep, thou wanderest through the night?
    Book 24 (45% in)
  • His recompense is reserved to the close of his career, when his afflicting trials are brought to a close: he is then admitted to the godhead, and receives in marriage Hebe.
    Footnotes (85% in)

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

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