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adjective as in classical


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“As I grew to know him, I came to view Colin Powell as a figure who almost transcended time — for his virtues were Homeric honesty, dignity, loyalty and an unshakable commitment to his calling and word,” she said.

It was said that the Homeric physician Polydama presented Menelaos and Helen with “a drug against sorrow and anger, a drug to survive despair” on their way home to Troy.

With a boy, trouble must be of Homeric dimensions to last overnight.

For me, this music conjures his surpassing diplomatic skills, his gift for Homeric friendship—and his promise, lost.

He wanted to ensure that in these Homeric days of countless heroes, that the heroes of Times Square would not be forgotten.

What is the Aeneid if not a re-imagining of the Homeric epics?

The account of this man's giant strength, the narrative of hisPg 114 exploits in subduing the wild bulls, are quite Homeric.

All the family go down together, and the washing is carried out, in true Homeric style, by the ladies personally.

Then, as the sacred chronicler tersely and with Homeric brevity tells us, the shepherd "slew both the lion and the bear."

The certainties of the exact sciences are one thing: the opinions of Homeric commentators are other and very different things.

The separatist theories of the Homeric poems are not more secure than the Solar Myth, "like a wave shall they pass and be passed."

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On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to Homeric, such as: classic, humanistic, academic, doric, grecian, and hellenic.

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