Usage examples for homeric

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. As regards the result of my excavations, everyone must admit that I have solved a great historical problem, and that I have solved it by the discovery of a high civilisation and immense buildings upon the primary soil, in the depths of an ancient town, which throughout antiquity was called Ilium and declared itself to be the successor of Troy, the site of which was regarded as identical with the site of the Homeric Ilium by the whole world of that time. – The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI. by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
  5. 5. See also A. Lang, Homeric Hymns, 1899, p. – Five Stages of Greek Religion by Gilbert Murray
  6. 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
  7. To him those years had become an heroic age, and men Homeric men. – The Ship of Stars by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. The intractable roughness of barbarian names, which, as Pliny suggests, might have been eluded by a Homeric licence in quantity, was probably not the only difficulty of Caninius. – Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius by Samuel Dill
  12. 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
  13. No wonder that believers in " Homeric writ" feel their anger aroused by so poor a realisation of the beautiful myth. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. At this, old Polyphemus went into a Homeric peal of laughter. – The Martian by George Du Maurier
  18. Our later Homeric battles any teacher would have witnessed with pleasure. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  19. 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