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perjury
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Butler)

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Definition
the criminal offense of telling lies after formally promising to tell the truth — such as when testifying in a court trial
  • If I swear falsely may heaven visit me with all the penalties which it metes out to those who perjure themselves.
    Book 19 (61% in)
  • ...above and earth below be my witnesses, with the waters of the river Styx—and this is the most solemn oath that a blessed god can take—nay, I swear also by your own almighty head and by our bridal bed— things over which I could never possibly perjure myself—that Neptune is not punishing Hector and the Trojans and helping the Achaeans through any doing of mine; it is all of his own mere motion because he was sorry to see the Achaeans hard pressed at their ships: if I were advising him, I...
    Book 15 (6% in)

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