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

6 uses
  • While he was thus engaged a sweet and careless sleep might be made to steal over his eyes and senses.
    Book 14 (31% in)
  • BOOK IV A quarrel in Olympus—Minerva goes down and persuades Fandarus to violate the oaths by wounding Menelaus with an arrow— Agamemnon makes a speech and sends for Machaon—He then goes about among his captains and upbraids Ulysses and Sthenelus, who each of them retort fiercely—Diomed checks Sthenelus, and the two hosts then engage, with great slaughter on either side.
    Book 4 (1% in)
  • "Let no man," he said, "relying on his strength or horsemanship, get before the others and engage singly with the Trojans, nor yet let him lag behind or you will weaken your attack; but let each when he meets an enemy's chariot throw his spear from his own; this be much the best; this is how the men of old took towns and strongholds; in this wise were they minded."
    Book 4 (54% in)
  • You are glad enough then to take your fill of roast meats and to drink wine as long as you please, whereas now you would not care though you saw ten columns of Achaeans engage the enemy in front of you.
    Book 4 (62% in)
  • Henceforth, however, I must be your host in middle Argos, and you mine in Lycia, if I should ever go there; let us avoid one another's spears even during a general engagement; there are many noble Trojans and allies whom I can kill, if I overtake them and heaven delivers them into my hand; so again with yourself, there are many Achaeans whose lives you may take if you can; we two, then, will exchange armour, that all present may know of the old ties that subsist between us."
    Book 6 (44% in)
  • When they had put on their armour each on his own side of the ring, they both went into the middle eager to engage, and with fire flashing from their eyes.
    Book 23 (91% in)

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

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