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  • Thus did she too speak through her tears with bitter moan, and then Helen for a third time took up the strain of lamentation.
    Book 24 (95% in)
  • Thus did he pray, and Apollo heard his prayer.
    Book 1 (8% in)
  • With all sincerity and goodwill he addressed them thus:— "Achilles, loved of heaven, you bid me tell you about the anger of King Apollo, I will therefore do so; but consider first and swear that you will stand by me heartily in word and deed, for I know that I shall offend one who rules the Argives with might, to whom all the Achaeans are in subjection.
    Book 1 (13% in)
  • Thus we may perhaps appease him.
    Book 1 (18% in)
  • Then Agamemnon said, "Achilles, valiant though you be, you shall not thus outwit me.
    Book 1 (22% in)
  • I care neither for you nor for your anger; and thus will I do: since Phoebus Apollo is taking Chryseis from me, I shall send her with my ship and my followers, but I shall come to your tent and take your own prize Briseis, that you may learn how much stronger I am than you are, and that another may fear to set himself up as equal or comparable with me.
    Book 1 (30% in)
  • While he was thus in two minds, and was drawing his mighty sword from its scabbard, Minerva came down from heaven (for Juno had sent her in the love she bore to them both), and seized the son of Peleus by his yellow hair, visible to him alone, for of the others no man could see her.
    Book 1 (32% in)
  • With all sincerity and goodwill, therefore, he addressed them thus:— "Of a truth," he said, "a great sorrow has befallen the Achaean land.
    Book 1 (42% in)
  • When they had quarrelled thus angrily, they rose, and broke up the assembly at the ships of the Achaeans.
    Book 1 (49% in)
  • Thus did they busy themselves throughout the host.
    Book 1 (52% in)
  • Thus did he pray, and Apollo heard his prayer.
    Book 1 (74% in)
  • Thus all day long the young men worshipped the god with song, hymning him and chaunting the joyous paean, and the god took pleasure in their voices; but when the sun went down, and it came on dark, they laid themselves down to sleep by the stern cables of the ship, and when the child of morning, rosy-fingered Dawn, appeared they again set sail for the host of the Achaeans.
    Book 1 (77% in)
  • When the pair had thus laid their plans, they parted—Jove to his house, while the goddess quitted the splendour of Olympus, and plunged into the depths of the sea.
    Book 1 (87% in)
  • Thus through the livelong day to the going down of the sun they feasted, and every one had his full share, so that all were satisfied.
    Book 1 (98% in)
  • He then sat down, and Nestor the prince of Pylos with all sincerity and goodwill addressed them thus: "My friends," said he, "princes and councillors of the Argives, if any other man of the Achaeans had told us of this dream we should have declared it false, and would have had nothing to do with it.
    Book 2 (9% in)
  • Thus they gathered in a pell-mell of mad confusion, and the earth groaned under the tramp of men as the people sought their places.
    Book 2 (11% in)
  • Thus masterfully did he go about among the host, and the people hurried back to the council from their tents and ships with a sound as the thunder of surf when it comes crashing down upon the shore, and all the sea is in an uproar.
    Book 2 (23% in)
  • Thus railed Thersites, but Ulysses at once went up to him and rebuked him sternly.
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  • Thus said the people.
    Book 2 (31% in)
  • He therefore with all sincerity and goodwill addressed them thus:— "King Agamemnon, the Achaeans are for making you a by-word among all mankind.
    Book 2 (32% in)
  • 'Why, Achaeans,' said he, 'are you thus speechless?
    Book 2 (37% in)
  • Thus you shall also learn whether it is through the counsel of heaven or the cowardice of man that you shall fail to take the town.
    Book 2 (41% in)
  • Thus he spoke, and the Achaeans roared applause.
    Book 2 (45% in)
  • Thus he prayed, but the son of Saturn would not fulfil his prayer.
    Book 2 (48% in)
  • Thus did he speak, and Agamemnon heeded his words.
    Book 2 (50% in)
  • Thus war became sweeter in their eyes even than returning home in their ships.
    Book 2 (52% in)
  • Even thus did their tribes pour from ships and tents on to the plain of the Scamander, and the ground rang as brass under the feet of men and horses.
    Book 2 (53% in)
  • Thus marched the host like a consuming fire, and the earth groaned beneath them when the lord of thunder is angry and lashes the land about Typhoeus among the Arimi, where they say Typhoeus lies.
    Book 2 (89% in)
  • Thus she spoke, but Hector knew that it was the goddess, and at once broke up the assembly.
    Book 2 (91% in)
  • When the companies were thus arrayed, each under its own captain, the Trojans advanced as a flight of wild fowl or cranes that scream overhead when rain and winter drive them over the flowing waters of Oceanus to bring death and destruction on the Pygmies, and they wrangle in the air as they fly; but the Achaeans marched silently, in high heart, and minded to stand by one another.
    Book 3 (1% in)
  • Menelaus saw him thus stride out before the ranks, and was glad as a hungry lion that lights on the carcase of some goat or horned stag, and devours it there and then, though dogs and youths set upon him.
    Book 3 (5% in)
  • Even thus was Menelaus glad when his eyes caught sight of Alexandrus, for he deemed that now he should be revenged.
    Book 3 (6% in)
  • Thus he spoke, and they all held their peace, till Menelaus of the loud battle-cry addressed them.
    Book 3 (22% in)
  • Thus spoke the goddess, and Helen's heart yearned after her former husband, her city, and her parents.
    Book 3 (31% in)
  • Thus they prayed, but not as yet would Jove grant them their prayer.
    Book 3 (67% in)
  • When they had thus armed, each amid his own people, they strode fierce of aspect into the open space, and both Trojans and Achaeans were struck with awe as they beheld them.
    Book 3 (74% in)
  • Through shield and cuirass it went, and tore the shirt by his flank, but Alexandrus swerved aside, and thus saved his life.
    Book 3 (78% in)
  • Thus disguised she plucked her by perfumed robe and said, "Come hither; Alexandrus says you are to go to the house; he is on his bed in his own room, radiant with beauty and dressed in gorgeous apparel.
    Book 3 (84% in)
  • When she marked the beautiful neck of the goddess, her lovely bosom, and sparkling eyes, she marvelled at her and said, "Goddess, why do you thus beguile me?
    Book 3 (86% in)
  • Thus they laid themselves on the bed together; but the son of Atreus strode among the throng, looking everywhere for Alexandrus, and no man, neither of the Trojans nor of the allies, could find him.
    Book 3 (97% in)
  • Thus spoke the son of Atreus, and the Achaeans shouted in applause.
    Book 3 (**% in)
  • Thus did they converse.
    Book 4 (15% in)
  • Then shall some braggart Trojan leap upon your tomb and say, 'Ever thus may Agamemnon wreak his vengeance; he brought his army in vain; he is gone home to his own land with empty ships, and has left Menelaus behind him.'
    Book 4 (33% in)
  • Thus will one of them say, and may the earth then swallow me.
    Book 4 (33% in)
  • Thus did he speak, and Machaon was moved to go.
    Book 4 (37% in)
  • While they were thus busy about Menelaus, the Trojans came forward against them, for they had put on their armour, and now renewed the fight.
    Book 4 (40% in)
  • Thus did he go about giving his orders among the ranks.
    Book 4 (45% in)
  • As when a goat-herd from some high post watches a storm drive over the deep before the west wind—black as pitch is the offing and a mighty whirlwind draws towards him, so that he is afraid and drives his flock into a cave—even thus did the ranks of stalwart youths move in a dark mass to battle under the Ajaxes, horrid with shield and spear.
    Book 4 (50% in)
  • Thus did the old man charge them, for he had been in many a fight, and King Agamemnon was glad.
    Book 4 (55% in)
  • Tydeus did not shrink thus, but was ever ahead of his men when leading them on against the foe— so, at least, say they that saw him in battle, for I never set eyes upon him myself.
    Book 4 (66% in)
  • But his purpose was not for long; Agenor saw him haling the body away, and smote him in the side with his bronze-shod spear—for as he stooped his side was left unprotected by his shield—and thus he perished.
    Book 4 (84% in)
  • "Trojans," he cried, "rush on the foe, and do not let yourselves be thus beaten by the Argives.
    Book 4 (93% in)
  • Thus spoke the mighty god, crying to them from the city, while Jove's redoubtable daughter, the Trito-born, went about among the host of the Achaeans, and urged them forward whenever she beheld them slackening.
    Book 4 (93% in)
  • Thus the two corpses lay stretched on earth near to one another, the one captain of the Thracians and the other of the Epeans; and many another fell round them.
    Book 4 (98% in)
  • Let us go away, and thus avoid his anger.
    Book 5 (5% in)
  • Thus furiously did the battle rage between them.
    Book 5 (11% in)
  • Thus did he vaunt; but his arrow had not killed Diomed, who withdrew and made for the chariot and horses of Sthenelus, the son of Capaneus.
    Book 5 (13% in)
  • Thus he prayed, and Pallas Minerva heard him; she made his limbs supple and quickened his hands and his feet.
    Book 5 (15% in)
  • Even thus did Diomed go furiously about among the Trojans.
    Book 5 (17% in)
  • When Aeneas saw him thus making havoc among the ranks, he went through the fight amid the rain of spears to see if he could find Pandarus.
    Book 5 (20% in)
  • Thus did they converse, but the other two had now driven close up to them, and the son of Lycaon spoke first.
    Book 5 (31% in)
  • Thus, then, did she bear her dear son out of the fight.
    Book 5 (36% in)
  • Thus she spoke, and Mars gave her his gold-bedizened steeds.
    Book 5 (41% in)
  • Thus did they converse.
    Book 5 (49% in)
  • "Sons of Priam," said he, "how long will you let your people be thus slaughtered by the Achaeans?
    Book 5 (52% in)
  • Keep this before your mind night and day, and beseech the captains of your allies to hold on without flinching, and thus put away their reproaches from you.
    Book 5 (55% in)
  • ...them in their fall, and made his way to the front, clad in gleaming bronze and brandishing his spear, for Mars egged him on to do so with intent that he should be killed by Aeneas; but Antilochus the son of Nestor saw him and sprang forward, fearing that the king might come to harm and thus bring all their labour to nothing; when, therefore Aeneas and Menelaus were setting their hands and spears against one another eager to do battle, Antilochus placed himself by the side of Menelaus.
    Book 5 (63% in)
  • Thus, then, did the battle rage between them.
    Book 5 (70% in)
  • Thus spoke Sarpedon, and Tlepolemus upraised his spear.
    Book 5 (73% in)
  • Now when the goddess Juno saw the Argives thus falling, she said to Minerva, "Alas, daughter of aegis-bearing Jove, unweariable, the promise we made Menelaus that he should not return till he had sacked the city of Ilius will be of no effect if we let Mars rage thus furiously.
    Book 5 (79% in)
  • Now when the goddess Juno saw the Argives thus falling, she said to Minerva, "Alas, daughter of aegis-bearing Jove, unweariable, the promise we made Menelaus that he should not return till he had sacked the city of Ilius will be of no effect if we let Mars rage thus furiously.
    Book 5 (79% in)
  • Thus did he plead, and Menelaus was for yielding and giving him to a squire to take to the ships of the Achaeans, but Agamemnon came running up to him and rebuked him.
    Book 6 (9% in)
  • Thus did he speak, and his brother was persuaded by him, for his words were just.
    Book 6 (11% in)
  • He bade Bellerophon show these letters to his father-in-law, to the end that he might thus perish; Bellerophon therefore went to Lycia, and the gods convoyed him safely.
    Book 6 (33% in)
  • Thus did he speak, and the heart of Diomed was glad.
    Book 6 (41% in)
  • Thus she prayed, but Pallas Minerva granted not her prayer.
    Book 6 (60% in)
  • While they were thus praying to the daughter of great Jove, Hector went to the fair house of Alexandrus, which he had built for him by the foremost builders in the land.
    Book 6 (60% in)
  • Let me persuade you—for it will be better thus—stay the combat for to-day, but let them renew the fight hereafter till they compass the doom of Ilius, since you goddesses have made up your minds to destroy the city.
    Book 7 (7% in)
  • And Hector spoke thus:— "Hear me, Trojans and Achaeans, that I may speak even as I am minded; Jove on his high throne has brought our oaths and covenants to nothing, and foreshadows ill for both of us, till you either take the towers of Troy, or are yourselves vanquished at your ships.
    Book 7 (14% in)
  • Thus I say, and may Jove be witness between us.
    Book 7 (15% in)
  • Thus will one say, and my fame shall not be lost.
    Book 7 (19% in)
  • Thus did he speak, but they all held their peace, ashamed to decline the challenge, yet fearing to accept it, till at last Menelaus rose and rebuked them, for he was angry.
    Book 7 (19% in)
  • Thus did the old man rebuke them, and forthwith nine men started to their feet.
    Book 7 (34% in)
  • Thus he spoke, and when each of them had marked his lot, and had thrown it into the helmet of Agamemnon son of Atreus, the people lifted their hands in prayer, and thus would one of them say as he looked into the vault of heaven, "Father Jove, grant that the lot fall on Ajax, or on the son of Tydeus, or upon the king of rich Mycene himself."
    Book 7 (36% in)
  • Thus he spoke, and when each of them had marked his lot, and had thrown it into the helmet of Agamemnon son of Atreus, the people lifted their hands in prayer, and thus would one of them say as he looked into the vault of heaven, "Father Jove, grant that the lot fall on Ajax, or on the son of Tydeus, or upon the king of rich Mycene himself."
    Book 7 (37% in)
  • With this they fell praying to King Jove the son of Saturn, and thus would one of them say as he looked into the vault of heaven, "Father Jove that rulest from Ida, most glorious in power, vouchsafe victory to Ajax, and let him win great glory: but if you wish well to Hector also and would protect him, grant to each of them equal fame and prowess."
    Book 7 (42% in)
  • Thus they prayed, and Ajax armed himself in his suit of gleaming bronze.
    Book 7 (43% in)
  • The terrible spear went through his gleaming shield, and pressed onward through his cuirass of cunning workmanship; it pierced the shirt against his side, but he swerved and thus saved his life.
    Book 7 (52% in)
  • Thus they parted, the one going to the host of the Achaeans, and the other to that of the Trojans, who rejoiced when they saw their hero come to them safe and unharmed from the strong hands of mighty Ajax.
    Book 7 (63% in)
  • As soon as they had had enough to eat and drink, old Nestor whose counsel was ever truest began to speak; with all sincerity and goodwill, therefore, he addressed them thus:— "Son of Atreus, and other chieftains, inasmuch as many of the Achaeans are now dead, whose blood Mars has shed by the banks of the Scamander, and their souls have gone down to the house of Hades, it will be well when morning comes that we should cease fighting; we will then wheel our dead together with oxen and...
    Book 7 (68% in)
  • Thus he spoke, and the princess shouted in applause.
    Book 7 (72% in)
  • On this, when Paris had spoken and taken his seat, Priam of the race of Dardanus, peer of gods in council, rose and with all sincerity and goodwill addressed them thus: "Hear me, Trojans, Dardanians, and allies, that I may speak even as I am minded.
    Book 7 (76% in)
  • Thus did he speak, and they did even as he had said.
    Book 7 (79% in)
  • Thus did the Achaeans toil, and the gods, seated by the side of Jove the lord of lightning, marvelled at their great work; but Neptune, lord of the earthquake, spoke, saying, "Father Jove, what mortal in the whole world will again take the gods into his counsel?
    Book 7 (92% in)
  • Thus did they converse, and by sunset the work of the Achaeans was completed; they then slaughtered oxen at their tents and got their supper.
    Book 7 (96% in)
  • Thus did he vaunt, but Queen Juno made high Olympus quake as she shook with rage upon her throne.
    Book 8 (36% in)
  • Thus did they converse; but the whole space enclosed by the ditch, from the ships even to the wall, was filled with horses and warriors, who were pent up there by Hector son of Priam, now that the hand of Jove was with him.
    Book 8 (39% in)
  • Thus did he pray, and father Jove pitying his tears vouchsafed him that his people should live, not die; forthwith he sent them an eagle, most unfailingly portentous of all birds, with a young fawn in its talons; the eagle dropped the fawn by the altar on which the Achaeans sacrificed to Jove the lord of omens; when, therefore, the people saw that the bird had come from Jove, they sprang more fiercely upon the Trojans and fought more boldly.
    Book 8 (45% in)
  • His mother, fair Castianeira, lovely as a goddess, had been married from Aesyme, and now he bowed his head as a garden poppy in full bloom when it is weighed down by showers in spring—even thus heavy bowed his head beneath the weight of his helmet.
    Book 8 (56% in)
  • Thus did she speak and white-armed Juno, daughter of great Saturn, obeyed her words; she set about harnessing her gold-bedizened steeds, while Minerva daughter of aegis-bearing Jove flung her richly vesture, made with her own hands, on to the threshold of her father, and donned the shirt of Jove, arming herself for battle.
    Book 8 (69% in)
  • Thus spoke Hector and the Trojans shouted applause.
    Book 8 (96% in)
  • Thus high in hope they sat through the livelong night by the highways of war, and many a watchfire did they kindle.
    Book 8 (98% in)
  • As when the stars shine clear, and the moon is bright—there is not a breath of air, not a peak nor glade nor jutting headland but it stands out in the ineffable radiance that breaks from the serene of heaven; the stars can all of them be told and the heart of the shepherd is glad—even thus shone the watchfires of the Trojans before Ilius midway between the ships and the river Xanthus.
    Book 8 (99% in)
  • THUS did the Trojans watch.
    Book 9 (0% in)
  • As when the two winds that blow from Thrace—the north and the northwest—spring up of a sudden and rouse the fury of the main—in a moment the dark waves uprear their heads and scatter their sea-wrack in all directions—even thus troubled were the hearts of the Achaeans.
    Book 9 (1% in)
  • Agamemnon shed tears as it were a running stream or cataract on the side of some sheer cliff; and thus, with many a heavy sigh he spoke to the Achaeans.
    Book 9 (2% in)
  • Thus he spoke, and the sons of the Achaeans for a long while sat sorrowful there, but they all held their peace, till at last Diomed of the loud battle-cry made answer saying, "Son of Atreus, I will chide your folly, as is my right in council.
    Book 9 (4% in)
  • Thus did he speak, and they did even as he had said.
    Book 9 (11% in)
  • He, therefore, with all sincerity and goodwill addressed them thus.
    Book 9 (14% in)
  • Thus did he speak, and his saying pleased them well.
    Book 9 (25% in)
  • Thus of his own inward motion he saved the city of the Aetolians; but they now gave him nothing of those rich rewards that they had offered earlier, and though he saved the city he took nothing by it.
    Book 9 (84% in)
  • Be not then, my son, thus minded; let not heaven lure you into any such course.
    Book 9 (85% in)
  • Thus he spoke, and the other chieftains approved his words.
    Book 9 (99% in)
  • "Why," said he, "my dear brother, are you thus arming?
    Book 10 (7% in)
  • "Who is it," said he, "that goes thus about the host and the ships alone and in the dead of night, when men are sleeping?
    Book 10 (14% in)
  • I am thus abroad because sleep sits not upon my eyelids, but my heart is big with war and with the jeopardy of the Achaeans.
    Book 10 (16% in)
  • He came outside his tent and said, "Why do you go thus alone about the host, and along the line of the ships in the stillness of the night?
    Book 10 (24% in)
  • The two Ajaxes, servants of Mars, Meriones, and the son of Nestor all wanted to go, so did Menelaus son of Atreus; Ulysses also wished to go among the host of the Trojans, for he was ever full of daring, and thereon Agamemnon king of men spoke thus: "Diomed," said he, "son of Tydeus, man after my own heart, choose your comrade for yourself—take the best man of those that have offered, for many would now go with you.
    Book 10 (39% in)
  • Thus they prayed, and Pallas Minerva heard their prayer.
    Book 10 (50% in)
  • "Fear not," replied Ulysses, "let no thought of death be in your mind; but tell me, and tell me true, why are you thus going about alone in the dead of night away from your camp and towards the ships, while other men are sleeping?
    Book 10 (66% in)
  • While he was thus hesitating Minerva came up to him and said, "Get back, Diomed, to the ships or you may be driven thither, should some other god rouse the Trojans."
    Book 10 (88% in)
  • "Go," said he, "fleet Iris, and speak thus to Hector—say that so long as he sees Agamemnon heading his men and making havoc of the Trojan ranks, he is to keep aloof and bid the others bear the brunt of the battle, but when Agamemnon is wounded either by spear or arrow, and takes to his chariot, then will I vouchsafe him strength to slay till he reach the ships and night falls at the going down of the sun."
    Book 11 (23% in)
  • When she had thus spoken Iris left him, and Hector sprang full armed from his chariot to the ground, brandishing his spear as he went about everywhere among the host, cheering his men on to fight, and stirring the dread strife of battle.
    Book 11 (25% in)
  • Thus did the sons of Antenor meet their fate at the hands of the son of Atreus, and go down into the house of Hades.
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  • All had then been lost and no help for it, and the Achaeans would have fled pell-mell to their ships, had not Ulysses cried out to Diomed, "Son of Tydeus, what has happened to us that we thus forget our prowess?
    Book 11 (38% in)
  • Thus did they turn upon the Trojans and slay them, and the Achaeans were thankful to have breathing time in their flight from Hector.
    Book 11 (39% in)
  • Thereon Paris with a hearty laugh sprang forward from his hiding-place, and taunted him saying, "You are wounded—my arrow has not been shot in vain; would that it had hit you in the belly and killed you, for thus the Trojans, who fear you as goats fear a lion, would have had a truce from evil."
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  • Thus he spoke, but Ulysses came up and stood over him.
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  • While he was thus in two minds, the ranks of the Trojans advanced and hemmed him in, and bitterly did they come to rue it.
    Book 11 (50% in)
  • Thus then did they fight as it were a flaming fire.
    Book 11 (70% in)
  • In this the woman, as fair as a goddess, mixed them a mess with Pramnian wine; she grated goat's milk cheese into it with a bronze grater, threw in a handful of white barley-meal, and having thus prepared the mess she bade them drink it.
    Book 11 (76% in)
  • When they had done so and had thus quenched their thirst, they fell talking with one another, and at this moment Patroclus appeared at the door.
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  • Thus did we order all things, and offer sacrifices to the gods throughout the city; but three days afterwards the Epeans came in a body, many in number, they and their chariots, in full array, and with them the two Moliones in their armour, though they were still lads and unused to fighting.
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  • My good friend, did not Menoetius charge you thus, on the day when he sent you from Phthia to Agamemnon?
    Book 11 (90% in)
  • Old Peleus bade his son Achilles fight ever among the foremost and outvie his peers, while Menoetius the son of Actor spoke thus to you: 'My son,' said he, 'Achilles is of nobler birth than you are, but you are older than he, though he is far the better man of the two.
    Book 11 (92% in)
  • Thus did your father charge you, but you have forgotten; nevertheless, even now, say all this to Achilles if he will listen to you.
    Book 11 (93% in)
  • And let him send you into battle clad in his own armour, that the Trojans may mistake you for him and leave off fighting; the sons of the Achaeans may thus have time to get their breath, for they are hard pressed and there is little breathing time in battle.
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  • Thus spoke Polydamas and his saying pleased Hector, who sprang in full armour to the ground, and all the other Trojans, when they saw him do so, also left their chariots.
    Book 12 (16% in)
  • Thus would any seer who was expert in these matters, and was trusted by the people, read the portent.
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  • Then Jove the lord of thunder sent the blast of a mighty wind from the mountains of Ida, that bore the dust down towards the ships; he thus lulled the Achaeans into security, and gave victory to Hector and to the Trojans, who, trusting to their own might and to the signs he had shown them, essayed to break through the great wall of the Achaeans.
    Book 12 (53% in)
  • Thus did the two go about shouting and cheering the Achaeans on.
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  • ...the headlands that jut into the sea, the grassy plains, and the tilled fields of men; the snow lies deep upon the forelands, and havens of the grey sea, but the waves as they come rolling in stay it that it can come no further, though all else is wrapped as with a mantle, so heavy are the heavens with snow—even thus thickly did the stones fall on one side and on the other, some thrown at the Trojans, and some by the Trojans at the Achaeans; and the whole wall was in an uproar.
    Book 12 (61% in)
  • Then he turned round and shouted to the brave Lycians saying, "Lycians, why do you thus fail me?
    Book 12 (86% in)
  • Thus did he hound them on, and in one body they rushed straight at the wall as he had bidden them, and scaled the battlements with sharp spears in their hands.
    Book 12 (93% in)
  • NOW when Jove had thus brought Hector and the Trojans to the ships, he left them to their never-ending toil, and turned his keen eyes away, looking elsewhither towards the horse-breeders of Thrace, the Mysians, fighters at close quarters, the noble Hippemolgi, who live on milk, and the Abians, justest of mankind.
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  • So lightly did the horses fly that the bronze axle of the car was not even wet beneath it; and thus his bounding steeds took him to the ships of the Achaeans.
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  • Thus did they converse, exulting in the hunger after battle with which the god had filled them.
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  • You do ill to be thus remiss, you, who are the finest soldiers in our whole army.
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  • Thus did the earth-encircler address the Achaeans and urge them on.
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  • Thus did he fall with his bronze-dight armour ringing harshly round him, and Teucer sprang forward with intent to strip him of his armour; but as he was doing so, Hector took aim at him with a spear.
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  • As two lions snatch a goat from the hounds that have it in their fangs, and bear it through thick brushwood high above the ground in their jaws, thus did the Ajaxes bear aloft the body of Imbrius, and strip it of its armour.
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  • Thus did the two mighty sons of Saturn devise evil for mortal heroes.
    Book 13 (41% in)
  • Thus, then, did these two devise a knot of war and battle, that none could unloose or break, and set both sides tugging at it, to the failing of men's knees beneath them.
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  • He sought Cassandra, the fairest of Priam's daughters, in marriage, but offered no gifts of wooing, for he promised a great thing, to wit, that he would drive the sons of the Achaeans willy nilly from Troy; old King Priam had given his consent and promised her to him, whereon he fought on the strength of the promises thus made to him.
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  • He fell as an oak, or poplar, or pine which shipwrights have felled for ship's timber upon the mountains with whetted axes—even thus did he lie full length in front of his chariot and horses, grinding his teeth and clutching at the bloodstained dust.
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  • Thus did he vaunt, and the Argives were stung by his saying.
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  • Thus did he speak, and Deiphobus was in two minds, whether to go back and fetch some other Trojan to help him, or to take up the challenge single-handed.
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  • With these words he moved the heart of Aeneas, and he went in pursuit of Idomeneus, big with great deeds of valour; but Idomeneus was not to be thus daunted as though he were a mere child; he held his ground as a wild boar at bay upon the mountains, who abides the coming of a great crowd of men in some lonely place—the bristles stand upright on his back, his eyes flash fire, and he whets his tusks in his eagerness to defend himself against hounds and men—even so did famed Idomeneus...
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  • As he was thus aiming among the crowd, he was seen by Adamas, son of Asius, who rushed towards him and struck him with a spear in the middle of his shield, but Neptune made its point without effect, for he grudged him the life of Antilochus.
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  • He fell backwards to the ground, and Menelaus set his heel upon him, stripped him of his armour, and vaunted over him saying, "Even thus shall you Trojans leave the ships of the Achaeans, proud and insatiate of battle though you be, nor shall you lack any of the disgrace and shame which you have heaped upon myself.
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  • O father Jove, you, who they say art above all, both gods and men, in wisdom, and from whom all things that befall us do proceed, how can you thus favour the Trojans—men so proud and overweening, that they are never tired of fighting?
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  • Thus then did they fight as it were a flaming fire.
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  • The others, therefore, with their heavy armour bore the brunt of the fight with the Trojans and with Hector, while the Locrians shot from behind, under their cover; and thus the Trojans began to lose heart, for the arrows threw them into confusion.
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  • Because heaven has so richly endowed you with the arts of war, you think that you must therefore excel others in counsel; but you cannot thus claim preeminence in all things.
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  • Thus spoke Polydamas, and his words pleased Hector well.
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  • "Sir," he cried, "draw near; why do you think thus vainly to dismay the Argives?
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  • As he was thus speaking a bird flew by upon his right hand, and the host of the Achaeans shouted, for they took heart at the omen.
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  • Is it thus that you would quit the city of Troy, to win which we have suffered so much hardship?
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  • Would you, then, have us draw down our ships into the water while the battle is raging, and thus play further into the hands of the conquering Trojans?
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  • Thus did he speak; whereon they did even as he had said and set out, King Agamemnon leading the way.
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  • While he was thus engaged a sweet and careless sleep might be made to steal over his eyes and senses.
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  • Thus, then, did the sire of all things repose peacefully on the crest of Ida, overcome at once by sleep and love, and he held his spouse in his arms.
    Book 14 (67% in)
  • Thus did he speak, and they did even as he had said.
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  • As he was thus retreating, Ajax son of Telamon, struck him with a stone, of which there were many lying about under the men's feet as they fought—brought there to give support to the ships' sides as they lay on the shore.
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  • If, then, you are speaking the truth and mean what you say, go among the rank and file of the gods, and tell Iris and Apollo lord of the bow, that I want them—Iris, that she may go to the Achaean host and tell Neptune to leave off fighting and go home, and Apollo, that he may send Hector again into battle and give him fresh strength; he will thus forget his present sufferings, and drive the Achaeans back in confusion till they fall among the ships of Achilles son of Peleus.
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  • "Fools that we are," she cried, "to be thus madly angry with Jove; we keep on wanting to go up to him and stay him by force or by persuasion, but he sits aloof and cares for nobody, for he knows that he is much stronger than any other of the immortals.
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  • Hector in a weak voice answered, "And which, kind sir, of the gods are you, who now ask me thus?
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  • He then with all sincerity and goodwill addressed them thus: "What, in heaven's name, do I now see?
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  • Thus did he speak, and they did even as he had said.
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  • Thus then were the Achaeans hemmed in at their ships, calling out to one another and raising their hands with loud cries every man to heaven.
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  • "Father Jove," said he, "if ever any one in wheat-growing Argos burned you fat thigh-bones of sheep or heifer and prayed that he might return safely home, whereon you bowed your head to him in assent, bear it in mind now, and suffer not the Trojans to triumph thus over the Achaeans."
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  • When he had thus spoken he went his way.
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  • Hector now rebuked him and said, "Why, Melanippus, are we thus remiss? do you take no note of the death of your kinsman, and do you not see how they are trying to take Dolops's armour?
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  • Thus did he exhort men who were already bent upon driving back the Trojans.
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  • He hurried away when he had thus spurred Antilochus, who at once darted out from the front ranks and aimed a spear, after looking carefully round him.
    Book 15 (76% in)
  • Thus were the two sides minded.
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  • As he spoke thus the Trojans sprang yet more fiercely on the Achaeans, and Ajax no longer held his ground, for he was overcome by the darts that were flung at him, and made sure that he was doomed.
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  • Twelve men did he thus kill in hand-to-hand fight before the ships.
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  • THUS did they fight about the ship of Protesilaus.
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  • When Achilles saw him thus weeping he was sorry for him and said, "Why, Patroclus, do you stand there weeping like some silly child that comes running to her mother, and begs to be taken up and carried—she catches hold of her mother's dress to stay her though she is in a hurry, and looks tearfully up until her mother carries her—even such tears, Patroclus, are you now shedding.
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  • Let me moreover wear your armour; the Trojans may thus mistake me for you and quit the field, so that the hard-pressed sons of the Achaeans may have breathing time—which while they are fighting may hardly be.
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  • Thus did they converse.
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  • Often have you gathered and thus chided with me.
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  • Thus did he pray, and all-counselling Jove heard his prayer.
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  • When he had made his drink-offering and had thus prayed, Achilles went inside his tent and put back the cup into his chest.
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  • The son of Atreus King Agamemnon will thus learn his folly in showing no respect to the bravest of the Achaeans.
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  • He thus drove them from the ship and quenched the fire that was then blazing—leaving the half-burnt ship to lie where it was.
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  • Thus did these two noble comrades of Sarpedon go down to Erebus slain by the two sons of Nestor; they were the warrior sons of Amisodorus, who had reared the invincible Chimaera, to the bane of many.
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  • Thus did these chieftains of the Danaans each of them kill his man.
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  • Patroclus went up to him and drove a spear into his right jaw; he thus hooked him by the teeth and the spear pulled him over the rim of his car, as one who sits at the end of some jutting rock and draws a strong fish out of the sea with a hook and a line— even so with his spear did he pull Thestor all gaping from his chariot; he then threw him down on his face and he died while falling.
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  • Thus did he pray, and Apollo heard his prayer.
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  • On this the son of Menoetius rebuked him and said, "Meriones, hero though you be, you should not speak thus; taunting speeches, my good friend, will not make the Trojans draw away from the dead body; some of them must go under ground first; blows for battle, and words for council; fight, therefore, and say nothing."
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  • Thus he spoke.
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  • As he was thus doubting Phoebus Apollo drew near him in the likeness of a young and lusty warrior Asius, who was Hector's uncle, being own brother to Hecuba, and son of Dymas who lived in Phrygia by the waters of the river Sangarius; in his likeness Jove's son Apollo now spoke to Hector saying, "Hector, why have you left off fighting?
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  • Thus I ween did he charge you, and your fool's heart answered him 'yea' within you."
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  • When he had thus spoken his eyes were closed in death, his soul left his body and flitted down to the house of Hades, mourning its sad fate and bidding farewell to the youth and vigor of its manhood.
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  • Dead though he was, Hector still spoke to him saying, "Patroclus, why should you thus foretell my doom?
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  • Why, however, should I thus hesitate?
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  • While he was thus in two minds, the Trojans came up to him with Hector at their head; he therefore drew back and left the body, turning about like some bearded lion who is being chased by dogs and men from a stockyard with spears and hue and cry, whereon he is daunted and slinks sulkily off—even so did Menelaus son of Atreus turn and leave the body of Patroclus.
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  • He will thus share like honour with myself.
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  • When he had thus spoken they charged full weight upon the Danaans with their spears held out before them, and the hopes of each ran high that he should force Ajax son of Telamon to yield up the body—fools that they were, for he was about to take the lives of many.
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  • His strength then failed him and he let Patroclus' foot drop from his hand, as he fell full length dead upon the body; thus he died far from the fertile land of Larissa, and never repaid his parents the cost of bringing him up, for his life was cut short early by the spear of mighty Ajax.
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  • Thus did huge Ajax bid them, and the earth ran red with blood as the corpses fell thick on one another alike on the side of the Trojans and allies, and on that of the Danaans; for these last, too, fought no bloodless fight though many fewer of them perished, through the care they took to defend and stand by one another.
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  • Thus did they fight as it were a flaming fire; it seemed as though it had gone hard even with the sun and moon, for they were hidden over all that part where the bravest heroes were fighting about the dead son of Menoetius, whereas the other Danaans and Achaeans fought at their ease in full daylight with brilliant sunshine all round them, and there was not a cloud to be seen neither on plain nor mountain.
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  • Thus through the livelong day did they wage fierce war, and the sweat of their toil rained ever on their legs under them, and on their hands and eyes, as they fought over the squire of the fleet son of Peleus.
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  • Thus, then, did he run weeping from the field, to carry the bad news to Achilles son of Peleus.
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  • THUS then did they fight as it were a flaming fire.
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  • As he was thus pondering, the son of Nestor came up to him and told his sad tale, weeping bitterly the while.
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  • His mother went up to him as he lay groaning; she laid her hand upon his head and spoke piteously, saying, "My son, why are you thus weeping?
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  • For now you shall have grief infinite by reason of the death of that son whom you can never welcome home—nay, I will not live nor go about among mankind unless Hector fall by my spear, and thus pay me for having slain Patroclus son of Menoetius.
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  • Till then I will win fame, and will bid Trojan and Dardanian women wring tears from their tender cheeks with both their hands in the grievousness of their great sorrow; thus shall they know that he who has held aloof so long will hold aloof no longer.
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  • Thus, then, did her feet bear the goddess to Olympus, and meanwhile the Achaeans were flying with loud cries before murderous Hector till they reached the ships and the Hellespont, and they could not draw the body of Mars's servant Patroclus out of reach of the weapons that were showered upon him, for Hector son of Priam with his host and horsemen had again caught up to him like the flame of a fiery furnace; thrice did brave Hector seize him by the feet, striving with might and main to...
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  • Thus will the fainting sons of the Achaeans gain some brief breathing-time, which in battle may hardly be.
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  • He was comrade to Hector, and they had been born upon the same night; with all sincerity and goodwill, therefore, he addressed them thus:— "Look to it well, my friends; I would urge you to go back now to your city and not wait here by the ships till morning, for we are far from our walls.
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  • Thus spoke Hector; and the Trojans, fools that they were, shouted in applause, for Pallas Minerva had robbed them of their understanding.
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  • Thus all night long did the Myrmidons gather round Achilles to mourn Patroclus.
    Book 18 (57% in)
  • Thus did they converse.
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  • While he was thus at work silver-footed Thetis came to the house.
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  • Thus did he speak, and the Achaeans rejoiced in that he had put away his anger.
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  • Thus she spoke, and Jove suspected her not, but swore the great oath, to his much ruing thereafter.
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  • Then Ulysses said, "Achilles, godlike and brave, send not the Achaeans thus against Ilius to fight the Trojans fasting, for the battle will be no brief one, when it is once begun, and heaven has filled both sides with fury; bid them first take food both bread and wine by the ships, for in this there is strength and stay.
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  • Thus, then, do I charge you: take some noble young Achaeans with you, and bring from my tents the gifts that I promised yesterday to Achilles, and bring the women also; furthermore let Talthybius find me a boar from those that are with the host, and make it ready for sacrifice to Jove and to the sun.
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  • When he had thus spoken he took with him the sons of Nestor, with Meges son of Phyleus, Thoas, Meriones, Lycomedes son of Creontes, and Melanippus, and went to the tent of Agamemnon son of Atreus.
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  • Beautiful as a goddess she wept and said, "Patroclus, dearest friend, when I went hence I left you living; I return, O prince, to find you dead; thus do fresh sorrows multiply upon me one after the other.
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  • Thus, then, full of fury against the Trojans, did he don the gift of the god, the armour that Vulcan had made him.
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  • When he had thus said the Erinyes stayed his speech, and Achilles answered him in great sadness, saying, "Why, O Xanthus, do you thus foretell my death?
    Book 19 (98% in)
  • When he had thus said the Erinyes stayed his speech, and Achilles answered him in great sadness, saying, "Why, O Xanthus, do you thus foretell my death?
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  • THUS, then, did the Achaeans arm by their ships round you, O son of Peleus, who were hungering for battle; while the Trojans over against them armed upon the rise of the plain.
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  • Thus spoke Jove and gave the word for war, whereon the gods took their several sides and went into battle.
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  • Thus did the gods spur on both hosts to fight, and rouse fierce contention also among themselves.
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  • The gods, then, were thus ranged against one another.
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  • And Aeneas answered, "Why do you thus bid me fight the proud son of Peleus, when I am in no mind to do so?
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  • If Achilles be not thus assured by the voice of a god, he may come to fear presently when one of us meets him in battle, for the gods are terrible if they are seen face to face.
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  • Thus did the gods sit apart and form their plans, but neither side was willing to begin battle with the other, and Jove from his seat on high was in command over them all.
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  • "Aeneas," said he, "why do you stand thus out before the host to fight me?
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  • Thus did he exhort them.
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  • Thus urged the Trojans lifted up their spears against the Achaeans, and raised the cry of battle as they flung themselves into the midst of their ranks.
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  • Thus he spoke, and Hector drew back within the crowd, for he was afraid when he heard what the god had said to him.
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  • Thus did he vaunt, but darkness closed the eyes of the other.
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  • Thus did death close his eyes as he lay lifeless.
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  • Thus did he pause and ponder.
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  • Thus did he speak, and Lycaon's heart sank within him.
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  • Thus did he defy him, and Achilles raised his spear of Pelian ash.
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  • As soon as he had spoken thus, Neptune and Minerva came up to him in the likeness of two men, and took him by the hand to reassure him.
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  • When she had thus spoken Vulcan quenched his flames, and the river went back once more into his own fair bed.
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  • Thus do your mother's curses now roost upon you, for she is angry and would do you mischief because you have deserted the Achaeans and are helping the Trojans."
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  • Thus she spoke.
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  • Baby, why keep your bow thus idle?
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  • "Bold vixen," she cried, "how dare you cross me thus?
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  • Thus did they converse, and meanwhile Phoebus Apollo entered the strong city of Ilius, for he was uneasy lest the wall should not hold out and the Danaans should take the city then and there, before its hour had come; but the rest of the ever-living gods went back, some angry and some triumphant to Olympus, where they took their seats beside Jove lord of the storm cloud, while Achilles still kept on dealing out death alike on the Trojans and on their horses.
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  • THUS the Trojans in the city, scared like fawns, wiped the sweat from off them and drank to quench their thirst, leaning against the goodly battlements, while the Achaeans with their shields laid upon their shoulders drew close up to the walls.
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  • Thus did the two with many tears implore their son, but they moved not the heart of Hector, and he stood his ground awaiting huge Achilles as he drew nearer towards him.
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  • Thus did he stand and ponder, but Achilles came up to him as it were Mars himself, plumed lord of battle.
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  • Thus did he urge Minerva who was already eager, and down she darted from the topmost summits of Olympus.
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  • Thus spoke Minerva.
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  • Thus did Minerva inveigle him by her cunning, and when the two were now close to one another great Hector was first to speak.
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  • When he had thus said the shrouds of death enfolded him, whereon his soul went out of him and flew down to the house of Hades, lamenting its sad fate that it should enjoy youth and strength no longer.
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  • We should thus learn whether they will desert their city now that Hector has fallen, or will still hold out even though he is no longer living.
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  • On this he treated the body of Hector with contumely: he pierced the sinews at the back of both his feet from heel to ancle and passed thongs of ox-hide through the slits he had made: thus he made the body fast to his chariot, letting the head trail upon the ground.
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  • Thus was the head of Hector being dishonoured in the dust.
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  • Thus did he speak with many tears, and all the people of the city joined in his lament.
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  • This will I now burn; it is of no use to you, for you can never again wear it, and thus you will have respect shown you by the Trojans both men and women.
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  • Thus did they make their moan throughout the city, while the Achaeans when they reached the Hellespont went back every man to his own ship.
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  • Now, therefore, let us do all that this sad festival demands, but at break of day, King Agamemnon, bid your men bring wood, and provide all else that the dead may duly take into the realm of darkness; the fire shall thus burn him out of our sight the sooner, and the people shall turn again to their own labours.
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  • Thus did he speak, and they did even as he had said.
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  • Thus did he speak and his words set them all weeping and mourning about the poor dumb dead, till rosy-fingered morn appeared.
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  • Thus did my father vow, but you have not fulfilled his prayer; now, therefore, that I shall see my home no more, I give this lock as a keepsake to the hero Patroclus.
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  • Thus did he vaunt, but the dogs came not about the body of Hector, for Jove's daughter Venus kept them off him night and day, and anointed him with ambrosial oil of roses that his flesh might not be torn when Achilles was dragging him about.
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  • Thus he spoke and they obeyed the word of the son of Peleus.
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  • When they had thus raised a mound they were going away, but Achilles stayed the people and made them sit in assembly.
    Book 23 (30% in)
  • Thus spoke the son of Peleus and the drivers of chariots bestirred themselves.
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  • They went side by side for about as far as a young man can hurl a disc from his shoulder when he is trying his strength, and then Menelaus's mares drew behind, for he left off driving for fear the horses should foul one another and upset the chariots; thus, while pressing on in quest of victory, they might both come headlong to the ground.
    Book 23 (49% in)
  • Thus did he speak and the others all of them applauded his saying, and were for doing as he had said, but Nestor's son Antilochus stood up and claimed his rights from the son of Peleus.
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  • The son of Nestor then took the mare and gave her over to Menelaus, whose anger was thus appeased; as when dew falls upon a field of ripening corn, and the lands are bristling with the harvest—even so, O Menelaus, was your heart made glad within you.
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  • ...will; you have never been headstrong nor ill-disposed hitherto, but this time your youth has got the better of your judgement; be careful how you outwit your betters in future; no one else could have brought me round so easily, but your good father, your brother, and yourself have all of you had infinite trouble on my behalf; I therefore yield to your entreaty, and will give up the mare to you, mine though it indeed be; the people will thus see that I am neither harsh nor vindictive.
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  • Thus did he speak and they did even as he had said, and put on their shirts again after wiping the dust from off their bodies.
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  • Thus did he pray, and Pallas Minerva heard his prayer; she made his hands and his feet feel light, and when the runners were at the point of pouncing upon the prize, Ajax, through Minerva's spite slipped upon some offal that was lying there from the cattle which Achilles had slaughtered in honour of Patroclus, and his mouth and nostrils were all filled with cow dung.
    Book 23 (86% in)
  • Thus did he speak and they all of them laughed heartily.
    Book 23 (88% in)
  • Thus shamefully did Achilles in his fury dishonour Hector; but the blessed gods looked down in pity from heaven, and urged Mercury, slayer of Argus, to steal the body.
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  • He may thus fear me and let the body go.
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  • His mother sat down beside him and caressed him with her hand saying, "My son, how long will you keep on thus grieving and making moan?
    Book 24 (16% in)
  • If Olympian Jove of his own motion thus commands me, let him that brings the ransom bear the body away.
    Book 24 (18% in)
  • Thus did mother and son talk together at the ships in long discourse with one another.
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  • Iris went her way when she had thus spoken, and Priam told his sons to get a mule-waggon ready, and to make the body of the waggon fast upon the top of its bed.
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  • Thus would I avenge my son, who showed no cowardice when Achilles slew him, and thought neither of flight nor of avoiding battle as he stood in defence of Trojan men and Trojan women.
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  • Thus did he speak, and they feared the rebuke of their father.
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  • Thus heedfully did Priam and his servant see to the yolking of their cars at the palace.
    Book 24 (35% in)
  • Thus he spoke and Mercury, guide and guardian, slayer of Argus, did as he was told.
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  • When he heard this the old man's heart failed him, and he was in great fear; he stayed where he was as one dazed, and the hair stood on end over his whole body; but the bringer of good luck came up to him and took him by the hand, saying, "Whither, father, are you thus driving your mules and horses in the dead of night when other men are asleep?
    Book 24 (46% in)
  • I will now leave you, and will not enter into the presence of Achilles, for it might anger him that a god should befriend mortal men thus openly.
    Book 24 (58% in)
  • Go you within, and embrace the knees of the son of Peleus: beseech him by his father, his lovely mother, and his son; thus you may move him.
    Book 24 (58% in)
  • Thus spoke Priam, and the heart of Achilles yearned as he bethought him of his father.
    Book 24 (63% in)
  • Moreover I know well, O Priam, and you cannot hide it, that some god has brought you to the ships of the Achaeans, for else, no man however strong and in his prime would dare to come to our host; he could neither pass our guard unseen, nor draw the bolt of my gates thus easily; therefore, provoke me no further, lest I sin against the word of Jove, and suffer you not, suppliant though you are, within my tents.
    Book 24 (71% in)
  • And Priam answered, "Since, then, you suffer me to bury my noble son with all due rites, do thus, Achilles, and I shall be grateful.
    Book 24 (83% in)
  • As he spoke he laid his hand on the old man's right wrist, in token that he should have no fear; thus then did Priam and his attendant sleep there in the forecourt, full of thought, while Achilles lay in an inner room of the house, with fair Briseis by his side.
    Book 24 (84% in)
  • Thus, then, did they celebrate the funeral of Hector tamer of horses.
    Book 24 (**% in)

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

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