Iliad Vocab

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20 terms · Vocab words from The Iliad

affront

an insult/offense

envoy

messenger/diplomat

pestilence

plague/disease

entreat/entreaty

to ask earnestly (often through flattery)

conflagration

great fire

epithet

combination of adjectives placed with a name as a memory aid/qualifier

resplendent

bright, striking

beseech

to beg (urgently)

abominable

offensive, revolting

formidable

intense, powerful, awe-inspiring

lamentable

unfortunate, inspiring grief

lineage

one's pedigree

supplication

a request

ambrosia

nectar of the gods

daunting

intimidating, causing apprehension

prodiguous

immense, colossal, impressive

"in media res"

in the middle of things

bier

structure on which to place a body (funeral)

rancor

bitter resentment

melee

confused jumble of people

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