Poems by Homer

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Sing, O goddess, the anger of Achilles son of Peleus, that brought
Now the other gods and the armed warriors on the plain slept
When the companies were thus arrayed, each under its own captain,
Now the gods were sitting with Jove in council upon the golden floor
Thus did the Trojans watch. But Panic, comrade of blood-stained
Then Pallas Minerva put valour into the heart of Diomed, son of
The fight between Trojans and Achaeans was now left to rage as it
With these words Hector passed through the gates, and his brother
Now when Morning, clad in her robe of saffron, had begun to suffuse
Now the other princes of the Achaeans slept soundly the whole
And now as Dawn rose from her couch beside Tithonus, harbinger of
So the son of Menoetius was attending to the hurt of Eurypylus
Now when Jove had thus brought Hector and the Trojans to the
Nestor was sitting over his wine, but the cry of battle did not
Now when Dawn in robe of saffron was hasting from the streams of
But when their flight had taken them past the trench and the set
Thus did they fight about the ship of Protesilaus. Then Patroclus
Brave Menelaus son of Atreus now came to know that Patroclus had
Thus then did they fight as it were a flaming fire. Meanwhile the
Thus, then, did the Achaeans arm by their ships round you, O son
Now when they came to the ford of the full-flowing river Xanthus,
Thus the Trojans in the city, scared like fawns, wiped the sweat
Thus did they make their moan throughout the city, while the
The assembly now broke up and the people went their ways each to his
Tell me, o muse, of that ingenious hero who travelled far and wide
Now when the child of morning, rosy-fingered Dawn, appeared,
But as the sun was rising from the fair sea into the firmament of
They reached the low lying city of Lacedaemon them where they
And Ulysses answered, "King Alcinous, it is a good thing to hear a
And now, as Dawn rose from her couch beside Tithonus- harbinger of
So here Ulysses slept, overcome by sleep and toil; but Minerva
Thus, then, did Ulysses wait and pray; but the girl drove on to
Now when the child of morning, rosy-fingered Dawn, appeared,
Thence we went on to the Aeoli island where lives Aeolus son of
Then, when we had got down to the sea shore we drew our ship into
"After we were clear of the river Oceanus, and had got out into
Thus did he speak, and they all held their peace throughout the
Ulysses now left the haven, and took the rough track up through
Ulysses was left in the cloister, pondering on the means whereby
But Minerva went to the fair city of Lacedaemon to tell Ulysses' son
Meanwhile Ulysses and the swineherd had lit a fire in the hut and
When the child of morning, rosy-fingered Dawn, appeared,
Now there came a certain common tramp who used to go begging all
Ulysses slept in the cloister upon an undressed bullock's hide, on
Minerva now put it in Penelope's mind to make the suitors try
Then Ulysses tore off his rags, and sprang on to the broad
Euryclea now went upstairs laughing to tell her mistress that her
Then Mercury of Cyllene summoned the ghosts of the suitors, and in