American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of Homer, his works, or the legends and age of which he wrote.
- adj. Heroic in proportion, degree, or character; epic.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to Homer, the great epic poet of ancient Greece, or to the poetry that bears his name, and specifically to the Iliad and the Odyssey; resembling Homer's verse, or having some characteristic of his works.
- adj. Resembling or relating to the epic poetry of Homer.
- adj. Epic, heroic, fit to be immortalized in poetry by Homer.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to Homer, the most famous of Greek poets; resembling the poetry of Homer.
- adj. relating to or characteristic of Homer or his age or the works attributed to him
- From Latin homēricus, from Ancient Greek Ὁμηρικός (homerikos), from Ὅμηρος (Homēros, "Homer"). (Wiktionary)
“But however you read The Fall of Troyas a love story and mystery told in Homeric style, or as a deeper meditation on the relationship between reality and imaginationAckroyd the novelist re-emerges triumphantly from the mud of his excavations.”
“Our dictionaries translate “Sidr” by “Lote-tree”; and no wonder that believers in Homeric writ feel their bile aroused by so poor a realisation of the glorious myth.”
“The period between the end of the Aegean Age and the opening of historic times in Greece is usually called the Homeric Age, because many features of its civilization are reflected in two epic poems called the _Iliad_ and the _Odyssey_.”
“This is because it is what might be called a Homeric error.”
“Their appearance, when they were encamped on the Bowling Green, recalls the Homeric age:”
“They all purport to be the work of the sibyls, and are expressed in hexameter verses in the so-called Homeric dialect.”
“The fourth canto, Li Demandaire (The Suitors), recalls the Homeric style, and is among the finest of the poem.”
“Every one whose memory runs back thirty years will recall the Homeric encounters between the Bishop and Lord Chancellor Westbury in the House of Lords, and will remember the melancholy circumstances under which Lord Westbury had to resign his office.”
“Rabelais has been called the Homeric buffoon, Lucian is certainly the Socratic.”
“We notice the strange quantity Lucius, which recalls the Homeric”
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