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

12 uses
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Definition
the blood line traced from family members to their ancestors; or the people related in that line
  • And the son of Hippolochus answered, son of Tydeus, why ask me of my lineage?
    Book 6 (28% in)
  • The old knight Peleus, counsellor and orator among the Myrmidons, loved when I was in his house to question me concerning the race and lineage of all the Argives.
    Book 7 (26% in)
  • Call every man on your way, and bid him be stirring; name him by his lineage and by his father's name, give each all titular observance, and stand not too much upon your own dignity; we must take our full share of toil, for at our birth Jove laid this heavy burden upon us."
    Book 10 (12% in)
  • Do not through delicacy reject the better man, and take the worst out of respect for his lineage, because he is of more royal blood.
    Book 10 (40% in)
  • I am by lineage son to a noble sire, Tydeus, who lies buried at Thebes.
    Book 14 (21% in)
  • He told it out among the gods saying, 'Hear me, all gods and goddesses, that I may speak even as I am minded; this day shall an Ilithuia, helper of women who are in labour, bring a man child into the world who shall be lord over all that dwell about him who are of my blood and lineage.'
    Book 19 (25% in)
  • Swear me, O Olympian, swear me a great oath, that he who shall this day fall between the feet of a woman, shall be lord over all that dwell about him who are of your blood and lineage.'
    Book 19 (26% in)
  • There is a fine child born this day, Eurystheus, son to Sthenelus the son of Perseus; he is of your lineage; it is well, therefore, that he should reign over the Argives.'
    Book 19 (29% in)
  • Learn, then, my lineage if you will—and it is known to many.
    Book 20 (42% in)
  • Such do I declare my blood and lineage, but as for valour, Jove gives it or takes it as he will, for he is lord of all.
    Book 20 (47% in)
  • Achilles struck him full on the head as he was coming on towards him, and split it clean in two; whereon he fell heavily to the ground and Achilles vaunted over him saying, "You be low, son of Otrynteus, mighty hero; your death is here, but your lineage is on the Gygaean lake where your father's estate lies, by Hyllus, rich in fish, and the eddying waters of Hermus."
    Book 20 (76% in)
  • And the son of Pelegon answered, "Great son of Peleus, why should you ask my lineage.
    Book 21 (25% in)

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

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