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

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Definition
a member of a municipal legislative body (as a city council) in some towns and cities in the U.S., Canada and Australia
  • 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)
  • Her mother was sitting by the fireside spinning her purple yarn with her maids around her, and she happened to catch her father just as he was going out to attend a meeting of the town council, which the Phaeacian aldermen had convened.
    Book 6 (16% in)
  • When they had made their offerings, and had drunk each as much as he was minded, Alcinous said: "Aldermen and town councillors of the Phaeacians, hear my words.
    Book 7 (53% in)
  • To-morrow morning I shall invite a still larger number of aldermen, and will give a sacrificial banquet in honour of our guest; we can then discuss the question of his escort, and consider how we may at once send him back rejoicing to his own country without trouble or inconvenience to himself, no matter how distant it may be.
    Book 7 (54% in)
  • She went up to the citizens, man by man, and said, "Aldermen and town councillors of the Phaeacians, come to the assembly all of you and listen to the stranger who has just come off a long voyage to the house of King Alcinous; he looks like an immortal god."
    Book 8 (2% in)
  • Then, when they were got together, Alcinous spoke: "Hear me," said he, "aldermen and town councillors of the Phaeacians, that I may speak even as I am minded.
    Book 8 (4% in)
  • So he at once said, "Aldermen and town councillors of the Phaeacians, we have had enough now, both of the feast, and of the minstrelsy that is its due accompaniment; let us proceed therefore to the athletic sports, so that our guest on his return home may be able to tell his friends how much we surpass all other nations as boxers, wrestlers, jumpers, and runners."
    Book 8 (16% in)
  • The king was delighted at this, and exclaimed to the Phaeacians, "Aldermen and town councillors, our guest seems to be a person of singular judgement; let us give him such proof of our hospitality as he may reasonably expect.
    Book 8 (64% in)
  • The king, therefore, at once rose and said: "Aldermen and town councillors of the Phaeacians, let Demodocus cease his song, for there are those present who do not seem to like it.
    Book 8 (90% in)

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

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