- Thus did the gods spur on both hosts to fight, and rouse fierce contention also among themselves.Book 20 (13% in)
- Have it your own way then; for I would not have this matter become a bone of contention between us.Book 4 (8% in)
- As two men, measuring-rods in hand, quarrel about their boundaries in a field that they own in common, and stickle for their rights though they be but in a mere strip, even so did the battlements now serve as a bone of contention, and they beat one another's round shields for their possession.Book 12 (90% in)
- As when baneful Mars sallies forth to battle, and his son Panic so strong and dauntless goes with him, to strike terror even into the heart of a hero—the pair have gone from Thrace to arm themselves among the Ephyri or the brave Phlegyans, but they will not listen to both the contending hosts, and will give victory to one side or to the other—even so did Meriones and Idomeneus, captains of men, go out to battle clad in their bronze armour.Book 13 (36% in)
There are no more uses of "contend" in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Butler).
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