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used in The Odyssey by Homer - (translated by: Butler)

64 uses
  • Then he stood on the floor of the cloister and poured his arrows on the ground, glaring fiercely about him.
    Book 24 (32% in)
  • When she reached the suitors she stood by one of the bearing posts that supported the roof of the cloisters (endnote 8) with a staid maiden on either side of her.
    Book 1 (76% in)
  • But the suitors were clamorous throughout the covered cloisters (endnote 11), and prayed each one that he might be her bed fellow.
    Book 1 (83% in)
  • When they got to the ship they found the crew waiting by the water side, and Telemachus said, "Now my men, help me to get the stores on board; they are all put together in the cloister, and my mother does not know anything about it, nor any of the maid servants except one."
    Book 2 (94% in)
  • He picked twenty of his bravest warriors and placed them in ambuscade on one side the cloister, while on the opposite side he prepared a banquet.
    Book 4 (62% in)
  • He got him there, all unsuspicious of the doom that was awaiting him, and killed him when the banquet was over as though he were butchering an ox in the shambles; not one of Agamemnon's followers was left alive, nor yet one of Aegisthus', but they were all killed there in the cloisters.'
    Book 4 (64% in)
  • She cried aloud as she spoke, and the goddess heard her prayer; meanwhile the suitors were clamorous throughout the covered cloister, and one of them said: "The queen is preparing for her marriage with one or other of us.
    Book 4 (91% in)
  • Then when they had made their drink offerings, and had drunk each as much as he was minded they went home to bed every man in his own abode, leaving Ulysses in the cloister with Arete and Alcinous while the servants were taking the things away after supper.
    Book 7 (66% in)
  • I am giving these instructions to the young men who will form the crew, for as regards you aldermen and town councillors, you will join me in entertaining our guest in the cloisters.
    Book 8 (7% in)
  • A servant hung Demodocus's lyre on its peg for him, led him out of the cloister, and set him on the same way as that along which all the chief men of the Phaeacians were going to see the sports; a crowd of several thousands of people followed them, and there were many excellent competitors for all the prizes.
    Book 8 (18% in)
  • Lovely Nausicaa stood by one of the bearing-posts supporting the roof of the cloister, and admired him as she saw him pass.
    Book 8 (77% in)
  • A servant led in the favourite bard Demodocus, and set him in the midst of the company, near one of the bearing-posts supporting the cloister, that he might lean against it.
    Book 8 (79% in)
  • Thereon through the livelong day to the going down of the sun we feasted our fill on meat and wine, but when the sun went down and it came on dark the men laid themselves down to sleep in the covered cloisters.
    Book 10 (83% in)
  • Here he ended, and the guests sat all of them enthralled and speechless throughout the covered cloister.
    Book 11 (52% in)
  • You must have seen numbers of men killed either in a general engagement, or in single combat, but you never saw anything so truly pitiable as the way in which we fell in that cloister, with the mixing bowl and the loaded tables lying all about, and the ground reeking with our blood.
    Book 11 (65% in)
  • Thus did he speak, and they all held their peace throughout the covered cloister, enthralled by the charm of his story, till presently Alcinous began to speak.
    Book 13 (1% in)
  • ...of the plot against Telemachus, for the servant Medon had overheard their counsels and had told her; she went down therefore to the court attended by her maidens, and when she reached the suitors she stood by one of the bearing-posts supporting the roof of the cloister holding a veil before her face, and rebuked Antinous saying: "Antinous, insolent and wicked schemer, they say you are the best speaker and counsellor of any man your own age in Ithaca, but you are nothing of the kind.
    Book 16 (86% in)
  • When he reached home he stood his spear against a bearing-post of the cloister, crossed the stone floor of the cloister itself, and went inside.
    Book 17 (5% in)
  • When he reached home he stood his spear against a bearing-post of the cloister, crossed the stone floor of the cloister itself, and went inside.
    Book 17 (5% in)
  • Telemachus went through, and out of, the cloisters spear in hand—not alone, for his two fleet dogs went with him.
    Book 17 (10% in)
  • Opposite them sat Penelope, reclining on a couch by one of the bearing-posts of the cloister, and spinning.
    Book 17 (15% in)
  • As he spoke he went inside the buildings to the cloister where the suitors were, but Argos died as soon as he had recognised his master.
    Book 17 (53% in)
  • Now when Penelope heard that the beggar had been struck in the banqueting-cloister, she said before her maids, "Would that Apollo would so strike you, Antinous," and her waiting woman Eurynome answered, "If our prayers were answered not one of the suitors would ever again see the sun rise."
    Book 17 (81% in)
  • On this Eumaeus took his seat again, and when he had finished his dinner he left the courts and the cloister with the men at table, and went back to his pigs.
    Book 17 (99% in)
  • Then he threw his dirty old wallet, all tattered and torn over his shoulder with the cord by which it hung, and went back to sit down upon the threshold; but the suitors went within the cloisters, laughing and saluting him, "May Jove, and all the other gods," said they, "grant you whatever you want for having put an end to the importunity of this insatiable tramp.
    Book 18 (27% in)
  • They must be with me when I am in the cloister; I am not going among the men alone; it would not be proper for me to do so.
    Book 18 (43% in)
  • With these words she came down from her upper room, not alone but attended by two of her maidens, and when she reached the suitors she stood by one of the bearing-posts supporting the roof of the cloister, holding a veil before her face, and with a staid maid servant on either side of her.
    Book 18 (49% in)
  • The suitors in the covered cloister were now in an uproar, and one would turn towards his neighbour, saying, "I wish the stranger had gone somewhere else, bad luck to him, for all the trouble he gives us.
    Book 18 (93% in)
  • Ulysses was left in the cloister, pondering on the means whereby with Minerva's help he might be able to kill the suitors.
    Book 19 (1% in)
  • There he lay in his bed till morning, while Ulysses was left in the cloister pondering on the means whereby with Minerva's help he might be able to kill the suitors.
    Book 19 (8% in)
  • Then, at day break wash him and anoint him again, that he may sit in the cloister and take his meals with Telemachus.
    Book 19 (55% in)
  • For how, sir, shall you be able to learn whether or no I am superior to others of my sex both in goodness of heart and understanding, if I let you dine in my cloisters squalid and ill clad?
    Book 19 (56% in)
  • As he said this Euryclea left the cloister to fetch some more water, for the first had been all spilt; and when she had washed him and anointed him with oil, Ulysses drew his seat nearer to the fire to warm himself, and hid the scar under his rags.
    Book 19 (84% in)
  • Ulysses slept in the cloister upon an undressed bullock's hide, on the top of which he threw several skins of the sheep the suitors had eaten, and Eurynome (endnote 156) threw a cloak over him after he had laid himself down.
    Book 20 (1% in)
  • Then he gathered up the cloak and the fleeces on which he had lain, and set them on a seat in the cloister, but he took the bullock's hide out into the open.
    Book 20 (25% in)
  • He girded his sword about his shoulder, bound his sandals on to his comely feet, and took a doughty spear with a point of sharpened bronze; then he went to the threshold of the cloister and said to Euryclea, "Nurse, did you make the stranger comfortable both as regards bed and board, or did you let him shift for himself?
    Book 20 (35% in)
  • When he wanted to go to bed she told the servants to make one for him, but he said he was such a wretched outcast that he would not sleep on a bed and under blankets; he insisted on having an undressed bullock's hide and some sheepskins put for him in the cloister and I threw a cloak over him myself."
    Book 20 (38% in)
  • But Euryclea called the maids and said, "Come, wake up; set about sweeping the cloisters and sprinkling them with water to lay the dust; put the covers on the seats; wipe down the tables, some of you, with a wet sponge; clean out the mixing-jugs and the cups, and go for water from the fountain at once; the suitors will be here directly; they will be here early, for it is a feast day."
    Book 20 (40% in)
  • Telemachus purposely made Ulysses sit in the part of the cloister that was paved with stone; (endnote 158) he gave him a shabby looking seat at a little table to himself, and had his portion of the inward meats brought to him, with his wine in a gold cup.
    Book 20 (66% in)
  • There is a shroud of darkness drawn over you from head to foot, your cheeks are wet with tears; the air is alive with wailing voices; the walls and roof-beams drip blood; the gate of the cloisters and the court beyond them are full of ghosts trooping down into the night of hell; the sun is blotted out of heaven, and a blighting gloom is over all the land.
    Book 20 (90% in)
  • Meanwhile the daughter of Icarius, wise Penelope, had had a rich seat placed for her facing the court and cloisters, so that she could hear what every one was saying.
    Book 20 (98% in)
  • She sat down with it on her knees, weeping bitterly as she took the bow out of its case, and when her tears had relieved her, she went to the cloister where the suitors were, carrying the bow and the quiver, with the many deadly arrows that were inside it.
    Book 21 (14% in)
  • When she reached the suitors, she stood by one of the bearing-posts supporting the roof of the cloister, holding a veil before her face, and with a maid on either side of her.
    Book 21 (15% in)
  • Then the swineherd and the stockman left the cloisters together, and Ulysses followed them.
    Book 21 (44% in)
  • The swineherd now took up the bow and was for taking it to Ulysses, but the suitors clamoured at him from all parts of the cloisters, and one of them said, "You idiot, where are you taking the bow to?
    Book 21 (83% in)
  • Eumaeus was frightened at the outcry they all raised, so he put the bow down then and there, but Telemachus shouted out at him from the other side of the cloisters, and threatened him saying, "Father Eumaeus, bring the bow on in spite of them, or young as I am I will pelt you with stones back to the country, for I am the better man of the two.
    Book 21 (85% in)
    Book 22 (0% in)
  • There, then, they left him in very cruel bondage, and having put on their armour they closed the door behind them and went back to take their places by the side of Ulysses; whereon the four men stood in the cloister, fierce and full of fury; nevertheless, those who were in the body of the court were still both brave and many.
    Book 22 (40% in)
  • But she would not give him full victory as yet, for she wished still further to prove his own prowess and that of his brave son, so she flew up to one of the rafters in the roof of the cloister and sat upon it in the form of a swallow.
    Book 22 (48% in)
  • One hit a bearing-post of the cloister; another went against the door; while the pointed shaft of another struck the wall.
    Book 22 (55% in)
  • He did not know whether to fly out of the cloister and sit down by the altar of Jove that was in the outer court, and on which both Laertes and Ulysses had offered up the thigh bones of many an ox, or whether to go straight up to Ulysses and embrace his knees, but in the end he deemed it best to embrace Ulysses' knees.
    Book 22 (67% in)
  • Go, therefore, outside the cloisters into the outer court, and be out of the way of the slaughter—you and the bard—while I finish my work here inside.
    Book 22 (75% in)
  • Euryclea left the cloister to tell the women, and make them come to Ulysses; in the meantime he called Telemachus, the stockman, and the swineherd.
    Book 22 (86% in)
  • When you have thoroughly cleansed the whole cloisters, take the women into the space between the domed room and the wall of the outer court, and run them through with your swords till they are quite dead, and have forgotten all about love and the way in which they used to lie in secret with the suitors.
    Book 22 (87% in)
  • As for Melanthius, they took him through the cloister into the inner court.
    Book 22 (95% in)
  • When they had done this they washed their hands and feet and went back into the house, for all was now over; and Ulysses said to the dear old nurse Euryclea, "Bring me sulphur, which cleanses all pollution, and fetch fire also that I may burn it, and purify the cloisters.
    Book 22 (97% in)
  • She brought the fire and sulphur, as he had bidden her, and Ulysses thoroughly purified the cloisters and both the inner and outer courts.
    Book 22 (98% in)
  • He was the stranger whom they all kept on treating so badly in the cloister.
    Book 23 (8% in)
  • When, however, she had crossed the stone floor of the cloister, she sat down opposite Ulysses by the fire, against the wall at right angles (endnote 180) [to that by which she had entered], while Ulysses sat near one of the bearing-posts, looking upon the ground, and waiting to see what his brave wife would say to him when she saw him.
    Book 23 (24% in)
  • They then laid themselves down to sleep in the cloisters.
    Book 23 (80% in)
  • It was plain that some one of the gods was helping them, for they fell upon us with might and main throughout the cloisters, and there was a hideous sound of groaning as our brains were being battered in, and the ground seethed with our blood.
    Book 24 (34% in)
  • Endnote 11: [Greek] The whole open court with the covered cloister running round it was called [Greek], or [Greek], but the covered part was distinguished by being called "shady" or "shadow-giving".
    Footnotes (4% in)
  • Endnote 65: There were two classes—the lower who were found in provisions which they had to cook for themselves in the yards and outer precincts, where they would also eat—and the upper who would eat in the cloisters of the inner court, and have their cooking done for them.
    Footnotes (37% in)
  • See note (endnote 156) Endnote 151: These, I imagine, must have been in the open part of the inner courtyard, where the maids also stood, and threw the light of their torches into the covered cloister that ran all round it.
    Footnotes (82% in)

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

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