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

72 uses
  • After chasing the Trojans into the town, he was slain by an arrow from the quiver of Paris, directed under the unerring auspices of Apollo.
    Footnotes (90% in)
  • The grave and cautious Thucydides quoted without hesitation the Hymn to Apollo,(20) the authenticity of which has been already disclaimed by modern critics.
    Introduction (34% in)
  • ...there is a strong positive reason for believing that the bard was under no necessity of refreshing his memory by consulting a manuscript; for if such had been the fact, blindness would have been a disqualification for the profession, which we know that it was not, as well from the example of Demodokus, in the Odyssey, as from that of the blind bard of Chios, in the Hymn to the Delian Apollo, whom Thucydides, as well as the general tenor of Grecian legend, identifies with Homer himself.
    Introduction (43% in)
  • For example, the epithet of Apollo, hekaebolos or "far-shooting," is capable of two explications; one literal, in respect of the darts and bow, the ensigns of that god; the other allegorical, with regard to the rays of the sun; therefore, in such places where Apollo is represented as a god in person, I would use the former interpretation; and where the effects of the sun are described, I would make choice of the latter.
    Preface (76% in)
  • For example, the epithet of Apollo, hekaebolos or "far-shooting," is capable of two explications; one literal, in respect of the darts and bow, the ensigns of that god; the other allegorical, with regard to the rays of the sun; therefore, in such places where Apollo is represented as a god in person, I would use the former interpretation; and where the effects of the sun are described, I would make choice of the latter.
    Preface (77% in)
  • Chryses, the father of Chryseis, and priest of Apollo, comes to the Grecian camp to ransom her; with which the action of the poem opens, in the tenth year of the siege.
    Book 1 (1% in)
  • Suppliant the venerable father stands; Apollo's awful ensigns grace his hands By these he begs; and lowly bending down, Extends the sceptre and the laurel crown He sued to all, but chief implored for grace The brother-kings, of Atreus' royal race(46) "Ye kings and warriors! may your vows be crown'd, And Troy's proud walls lie level with the ground.
    Book 1 (6% in)
  • But let some prophet, or some sacred sage, Explore the cause of great Apollo's rage; Or learn the wasteful vengeance to remove By mystic dreams, for dreams descend from Jove.
    Book 1 (15% in)
  • Encouraged thus, the blameless man replies: "Nor vows unpaid, nor slighted sacrifice, But he, our chief, provoked the raging pest, Apollo's vengeance for his injured priest.
    Book 1 (19% in)
  • From Thebe, sacred to Apollo's name(62) (Aetion's realm), our conquering army came, With treasure loaded and triumphant spoils, Whose just division crown'd the soldier's toils; But bright Chryseis, heavenly prize! was led, By vote selected, to the general's bed.
    Book 1 (62% in)
  • Apollo heard his prayer: And now the Greeks their hecatomb prepare; Between their horns the salted barley threw, And, with their heads to heaven, the victims slew:(68) The limbs they sever from the inclosing hide; The thighs, selected to the gods, divide: On these, in double cauls involved with art, The choicest morsels lay from every part.
    Book 1 (77% in)
  • When now the rage of hunger was repress'd, With pure libations they conclude the feast; The youths with wine the copious goblets crown'd, And, pleased, dispense the flowing bowls around;(69) With hymns divine the joyous banquet ends, The paeans lengthen'd till the sun descends: The Greeks, restored, the grateful notes prolong; Apollo listens, and approves the song.
    Book 1 (80% in)
  • (75) Apollo tuned the lyre; the Muses round With voice alternate aid the silver sound.
    Book 1 (99% in)
  • These head the troops that rocky Aulis yields, And Eteon's hills, and Hyrie's watery fields, And Schoenos, Scholos, Graea near the main, And Mycalessia's ample piny plain; Those who in Peteon or Ilesion dwell, Or Harma where Apollo's prophet fell; Heleon and Hyle, which the springs o'erflow; And Medeon lofty, and Ocalea low; Or in the meads of Haliartus stray, Or Thespia sacred to the god of day: Onchestus, Neptune's celebrated groves; Copae, and Thisbe, famed for silver doves; For...
    Book 2 (58% in)
  • Who fair Zeleia's wealthy valleys till,(106) Fast by the foot of Ida's sacred hill, Or drink, AEsepus, of thy sable flood, Were led by Pandarus, of royal blood; To whom his art Apollo deign'd to show, Graced with the presents of his shafts and bow.
    Book 2 (94% in)
  • One from a hundred feather'd deaths he chose, Fated to wound, and cause of future woes; Then offers vows with hecatombs to crown Apollo's altars in his native town.
    Book 4 (26% in)
  • Apollo thus from Ilion's lofty towers, Array'd in terrors, roused the Trojan powers: While war's fierce goddess fires the Grecian foe, And shouts and thunders in the fields below.
    Book 4 (93% in)
  • Apollo seconds her in his rescue, and at length carries off AEneas to Troy, where he is healed in the temple of Pergamus.
    Book 5 (1% in)
  • Thus they in heaven: while on the plain below The fierce Tydides charged his Dardan foe, Flush'd with celestial blood pursued his way, And fearless dared the threatening god of day; Already in his hopes he saw him kill'd, Though screen'd behind Apollo's mighty shield.
    Book 5 (48% in)
  • Thrice rushing furious, at the chief he strook; His blazing buckler thrice Apollo shook: He tried the fourth: when, breaking from the cloud, A more than mortal voice was heard aloud.
    Book 5 (48% in)
  • Meantime on Ilion's tower Apollo stood, And calling Mars, thus urged the raging god: "Stern power of arms, by whom the mighty fall; Who bathest in blood, and shakest the embattled wall, Rise in thy wrath! to hell's abhorr'd abodes Despatch yon Greek, and vindicate the gods.
    Book 5 (50% in)
  • Mars hovers o'er them with his sable shield, And adds new horrors to the darken'd field: Pleased with his charge, and ardent to fulfil, In Troy's defence, Apollo's heavenly will: Soon as from fight the blue-eyed maid retires, Each Trojan bosom with new warmth he fires.
    Book 5 (57% in)
  • And now the god, from forth his sacred fane, Produced AEneas to the shouting train; Alive, unharm'd, with all his peers around, Erect he stood, and vigorous from his wound: Inquiries none they made; the dreadful day No pause of words admits, no dull delay; Fierce Discord storms, Apollo loud exclaims, Fame calls, Mars thunders, and the field's in flames.
    Book 5 (57% in)
  • Apollo, seeing her descend from Olympus, joins her near the Scaean gate.
    Book 7 (1% in)
  • When now Minerva saw her Argives slain, From vast Olympus to the gleaming plain Fierce she descends: Apollo marked her flight, Nor shot less swift from Ilion's towery height.
    Book 7 (9% in)
  • Radiant they met, beneath the beechen shade; When thus Apollo to the blue-eyed maid: "What cause, O daughter of Almighty Jove!
    Book 7 (10% in)
  • And if Apollo, in whose aid I trust, Shall stretch your daring champion in the dust; If mine the glory to despoil the foe; On Phoebus' temple I'll his arms bestow: The breathless carcase to your navy sent, Greece on the shore shall raise a monument; Which when some future mariner surveys, Wash'd by broad Hellespont's resounding seas, Thus shall he say, 'A valiant Greek lies there, By Hector slain, the mighty man of war,' The stone shall tell your vanquish'd hero's name.
    Book 7 (20% in)
  • ...on the brazen boss the stone descends; The hollow brass resounded with the shock: Then Ajax seized the fragment of a rock, Applied each nerve, and swinging round on high, With force tempestuous, let the ruin fly; The huge stone thundering through his buckler broke: His slacken'd knees received the numbing stroke; Great Hector falls extended on the field, His bulk supporting on the shatter'd shield: Nor wanted heavenly aid: Apollo's might Confirm'd his sinews, and restored to fight.
    Book 7 (58% in)
  • Not all Apollo's Pythian treasures hold, Or Troy once held, in peace and pride of sway, Can bribe the poor possession of a day!
    Book 9 (63% in)
  • Well by Apollo are thy prayers repaid, And oft that partial power has lent his aid.
    Book 11 (50% in)
  • While sacred Troy the warring hosts engaged; But when her sons were slain, her city burn'd, And what survived of Greece to Greece return'd; Then Neptune and Apollo shook the shore, Then Ida's summits pour'd their watery store; Rhesus and Rhodius then unite their rills, Caresus roaring down the stony hills, AEsepus, Granicus, with mingled force, And Xanthus foaming from his fruitful source; And gulfy Simois, rolling to the main(224) Helmets, and shields, and godlike heroes slain: These,...
    Book 12 (6% in)
  • Jupiter, awaking, sees the Trojans repulsed from the trenches, Hector in a swoon, and Neptune at the head of the Greeks: he is highly incensed at the artifice of Juno, who appeases him by her submissions; she is then sent to Iris and Apollo.
    Book 15 (1% in)
  • Iris and Apollo obey the orders of Jupiter; Iris commands Neptune to leave the battle, to which, after much reluctance and passion, he consents.
    Book 15 (1% in)
  • Apollo reinspires Hector with vigour, brings him back to the battle, marches before him with his aegis, and turns the fortune of the fight.
    Book 15 (2% in)
  • To him Apollo: "Be no more dismay'd; See, and be strong! the Thunderer sends thee aid.
    Book 15 (33% in)
  • Apollo, planted at the trench's bound, Push'd at the bank: down sank the enormous mound: Roll'd in the ditch the heapy ruin lay; A sudden road! a long and ample way.
    Book 15 (46% in)
  • Several other particulars of the battle are described; in the heat of which, Patroclus, neglecting the orders of Achilles, pursues the foe to the walls of Troy, where Apollo repulses and disarms him, Euphorbus wounds him, and Hector kills him, which concludes the book.
    Book 16 (2% in)
  • O! would to all the immortal powers above, Apollo, Pallas, and almighty Jove!
    Book 16 (13% in)
  • Apollo heard; and, suppliant as he stood, His heavenly hand restrain'd the flux of blood; He drew the dolours from the wounded part, And breathed a spirit in his rising heart.
    Book 16 (62% in)
  • Apollo bows, and from mount Ida's height, Swift to the field precipitates his flight; Thence from the war the breathless hero bore, Veil'd in a cloud, to silver Simois' shore; There bathed his honourable wounds, and dress'd His manly members in the immortal vest; And with perfumes of sweet ambrosial dews Restores his freshness, and his form renews.
    Book 16 (79% in)
  • Now Troy had stoop'd beneath his matchless power, But flaming Phoebus kept the sacred tower Thrice at the battlements Patroclus strook;(246) His blazing aegis thrice Apollo shook; He tried the fourth; when, bursting from the cloud, A more than mortal voice was heard aloud.
    Book 16 (82% in)
  • Perhaps Apollo shall thy arms succeed, And heaven ordains him by thy lance to bleed.
    Book 16 (84% in)
  • There ends thy glory! there the Fates untwine The last, black remnant of so bright a line: Apollo dreadful stops thy middle way; Death calls, and heaven allows no longer day!
    Book 16 (91% in)
  • Jove's and Apollo's is this deed, not thine; To heaven is owed whate'er your own you call, And heaven itself disarm'd me ere my fall.
    Book 16 (97% in)
  • Meanwhile Apollo view'd with envious eyes, And urged great Hector to dispute the prize; (In Mentes' shape, beneath whose martial care The rough Ciconians learn'd the trade of war;)(247) "Forbear (he cried) with fruitless speed to chase Achilles' coursers, of ethereal race; They stoop not, these, to mortal man's command, Or stoop to none but great Achilles' hand.
    Book 17 (11% in)
  • Thus having spoke, Apollo wing'd his flight, And mix'd with mortals in the toils of fight: His words infix'd unutterable care Deep in great Hector's soul: through all the war He darts his anxious eye; and, instant, view'd The breathless hero in his blood imbued, (Forth welling from the wound, as prone he lay) And in the victor's hands the shining prey.
    Book 17 (13% in)
  • Sudden at Hector's side Apollo stood, Like Phaenops, Asius' son, appear'd the god; (Asius the great, who held his wealthy reign In fair Abydos, by the rolling main.
    Book 17 (77% in)
  • Apollo encourages AEneas to meet Achilles.
    Book 20 (1% in)
  • Achilles falls upon the rest of the Trojans, and is upon the point of killing Hector, but Apollo conveys him away in a cloud.
    Book 20 (2% in)
  • AEneas was the first who dared to stay; Apollo wedged him in the warrior's way, But swell'd his bosom with undaunted might, Half-forced and half-persuaded to the fight.
    Book 20 (21% in)
  • Here Neptune and the gods of Greece repair, With clouds encompass'd, and a veil of air: The adverse powers, around Apollo laid, Crown the fair hills that silver Simois shade.
    Book 20 (32% in)
  • Achilles closes with his hated foe, His heart and eyes with flaming fury glow: But present to his aid, Apollo shrouds The favour'd hero in a veil of clouds.
    Book 20 (87% in)
  • Meanwhile Achilles continues the slaughter, drives the rest into Troy: Agenor only makes a stand, and is conveyed away in a cloud by Apollo; who (to delude Achilles) takes upon him Agenor's shape, and while he pursues him in that disguise, gives the Trojans an opportunity of retiring into their city.
    Book 21 (2% in)
  • Apollo thus: "To combat for mankind Ill suits the wisdom of celestial mind; For what is man?
    Book 21 (74% in)
  • Thus they above: while, swiftly gliding down, Apollo enters Ilion's sacred town; The guardian-god now trembled for her wall, And fear'd the Greeks, though fate forbade her fall.
    Book 21 (83% in)
  • Then fiercely rushing on the daring foe, His lifted arm prepares the fatal blow: But, jealous of his fame, Apollo shrouds The god-like Trojan in a veil of clouds.
    Book 21 (97% in)
  • Apollo now to tired Achilles turns: (The power confess'd in all his glory burns:) "And what (he cries) has Peleus' son in view, With mortal speed a godhead to pursue?
    Book 22 (5% in)
  • On whom Apollo shall the palm bestow, And whom the Greeks supreme by conquest know, This mule his dauntless labours shall repay, The vanquish'd bear the massy bowl away."
    Book 23 (73% in)
  • But when the tenth celestial morning broke, To heaven assembled, thus Apollo spoke: [Illustration: HECTOR'S BODY AT THE CAR OF ACHILLES.
    Book 24 (7% in)
  • Not thus did Niobe, of form divine, A parent once, whose sorrows equall'd thine: Six youthful sons, as many blooming maids, In one sad day beheld the Stygian shades; Those by Apollo's silver bow were slain, These, Cynthia's arrows stretch'd upon the plain: So was her pride chastised by wrath divine, Who match'd her own with bright Latona's line; But two the goddess, twelve the queen enjoy'd; Those boasted twelve, the avenging two destroy'd.
    Book 24 (75% in)
  • , where he speaks of the plane tree under which Socrates used to walk and of the tree at Delos, where Latona gave birth to Apollo.
    Footnotes (3% in)
  • 44 —_Latona's son: i.e._ Apollo.
    Footnotes (14% in)
  • 47 —_Smintheus_ an epithet taken from sminthos, the Phrygian name for a _mouse,_ was applied to Apollo for having put an end to a plague of mice which had harassed that territory.
    Footnotes (14% in)
  • In fulfilment of the oracle, they settled on the spot, and raised a temple to Sminthean Apollo.
    Footnotes (15% in)
  • Grote, "History of Greece," i. p. 68, remarks that the "worship of Sminthean Apollo, in various parts of the Troad and its neighboring territory, dates before the earliest period of Aeolian colonization."
    Footnotes (15% in)
  • 50 —_Bent was his bow_ "The Apollo of Homer, it must be borne in mind, is a different character from the deity of the same name in the later classical pantheon.
    Footnotes (15% in)
  • Throughout both poems, all deaths from unforeseen or invisible causes, the ravages of pestilence, the fate of the young child or promising adult, cut off in the germ of infancy or flower of youth, of the old man dropping peacefully into the grave, or of the reckless sinner suddenly checked in his career of crime, are ascribed to the arrows of Apollo or Diana.
    Footnotes (16% in)
  • Of any connection between Apollo and the Sun, whatever may have existed in the more esoteric doctrine of the Greek sanctuaries, there is no trace in either Iliad or Odyssey.
    Footnotes (16% in)
  • 90 —_Full of his god, i.e.,_ Apollo, filled with the prophetic spirit.
    Footnotes (31% in)
  • To Jupiter, Ceres, Juno, Apollo, and Bacchus victims of advanced age might be offered.
    Footnotes (31% in)
  • The inhabitants were greatly devoted to the worship of Apollo.
    Footnotes (38% in)
  • The Hesiodic images are huddled together without connection or congruity: Mars and Pallas are awkwardly introduced among the Centaurs and Lapithae;— but the gap is wide indeed between them and Apollo with the Muses, waking the echoes of Olympus to celestial harmonies; whence however, we are hurried back to Perseus, the Gorgons, and other images of war, over an arm of the sea, in which the sporting dolphins, the fugitive fishes, and the fisherman on the shore with his casting net, are...
    Footnotes (84% in)

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

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