Usage examples for homeric

  1. Apart from the earlier records of the Old Testament, there was no literature which claimed a greater antiquity than the Homeric Poems of ancient Greece; no history of older date than that of Hellas, unless indeed the annals of China were to be included, which lay altogether outside the stream of European history. – Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations by Archibald Sayce
  2. At this, old Polyphemus went into a Homeric peal of laughter. – The Martian by George Du Maurier
  3. The major bursts into Homeric laughter, in which Zdena, whose overstrained nerves dispose her for tears as well as laughter, joins. – 'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin
  4. Your native drawl lent flavour to your wit; Your arrows lingered but they always hit; Homeric mirth around the circle ran, But left no wound upon the heart of man. – The Poems of Henry Van Dyke by Henry Van Dyke
  5. On the ranges of Arizona, Wyoming, and Texas and parts of Nevada we may find the cowboy, it is true, even today: but he is no longer the Homeric figure that once dominated the plains. – The Passing of the Frontier A Chronicle of the Old West, Volume 26 in The Chronicles Of America Series by Emerson Hough
  6. I always thought that the waters ploughed by the Homeric heroes must have looked like that. – A London Life; The Patagonia; The Liar; Mrs. Temperly by Henry James
  7. Thus the original motive of the Virgilian epic was essentially different from that of the Homeric poems. – The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age: Virgil by W. Y. Sellar
  8. Owing to beliefs of which all knowledge has been lost, these sacrifices assumed a character much more cruel than that of the immolations of the Greek Homeric epoch. – Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation by Lafcadio Hearn
  9. I send a visitor from a world ahead of us to a world behind us, after which he comes to us, and so we learn what happened in the Homeric age. – The Note-Books of Samuel Butler by Samuel Butler
  10. Howard Pyle's illustrations render the spirit of the Homeric age with admirable felicity. – Round-about Rambles in Lands of Fact and Fancy by Frank Richard Stockton
  11. The spectacle was that of the eighth chasm of the Inferno as to colour and flame, and, as to mirth, a development of the Homeric heaven. – Life's Little Ironies A set of tales with some colloquial sketches entitled A Few Crusted Characters by Thomas Hardy
  12. 5. See also A. Lang, Homeric Hymns, 1899, p. – Five Stages of Greek Religion by Gilbert Murray
  13. The romantic and sometimes barbaric grandeur of Chapman's Homer remains attested by the praise of Keats, of Coleridge, and of Lamb; it is written at a pitch of strenuous and laborious exaltation, which never flags or breaks down, but never flies with the ease and smoothness of an eagle native to Homeric air. – The Age of Shakespeare by Algernon Charles Swinburne
  14. Our later Homeric battles any teacher would have witnessed with pleasure. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  15. The amusements of the cowboy were like the features of his daily surroundings and occupation- they were intense, large, Homeric. – The Passing of the Frontier A Chronicle of the Old West, Volume 26 in The Chronicles Of America Series by Emerson Hough