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

9 uses
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?  —2 uses
exact meaning not specified
of low quality, or of lower quality or rank than something else — sometimes used as a noun to refer to a person of lower rank or status
  • Longinus, in an oft quoted passage, merely expressed an opinion touching the comparative inferiority of the Odyssey to the Iliad,(21) and, among a mass of ancient authors, whose very names(22) it would be tedious to detail, no suspicion of the personal non-existence of Homer ever arose.
    Introduction (35% in)
  • The repetition is not ungraceful in those speeches, where the dignity of the speaker renders it a sort of insolence to alter his words; as in the messages from gods to men, or from higher powers to inferiors in concerns of state, or where the ceremonial of religion seems to require it, in the solemn forms of prayers, oaths, or the like.
    Preface (79% in)

There are no more uses of "inferior" flagged with this meaning in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope).

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?  —7 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Merion pursued, at greater distance still, With tardier coursers, and inferior skill.
    Book 23 (59% 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)
  • But far inferior those, in martial grace, And strength of numbers, to this Grecian race.
    Book 3 (45% 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)
  • For ah! what is there of inferior birth, That breathes or creeps upon the dust of earth; What wretched creature of what wretched kind, Than man more weak, calamitous, and blind?
    Book 17 (61% in)
  • The godhead there (his heavenly form confess'd) With words like these the panting chief address'd: "What power, O prince! with force inferior far, Urged thee to meet Achilles' arm in war?
    Book 20 (65% in)
  • In vain, unskilful to the goal they strive, And short, or wide, the ungovern'd courser drive: While with sure skill, though with inferior steeds, The knowing racer to his end proceeds; Fix'd on the goal his eye foreruns the course, His hand unerring steers the steady horse, And now contracts, or now extends the rein, Observing still the foremost on the plain.
    Book 23 (39% in)

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

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