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conceit
used in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang)

2 uses
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Definition
feelings of excessive pride
  • For the Elizabethan age, Chapman supplied what was then necessary, and the mannerisms that were then deemed of the essence of poetry, namely, daring and luxurious conceits.
    Prefaces (8% in)
  • Without Chapman's conceits, Homer's poems would hardly have been what the Elizabethans took for poetry; without Pope's smoothness, and Pope's points, the Iliad and Odyssey would have seemed rude, and harsh in the age of Anne.
    Prefaces (12% in)

There are no more uses of "conceit" in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang).

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