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  • It was a real-life aristeia, to use a Greek word, borrowed by the Romans.

    The Spartacus War

  • The sixth book is not ordinarily included in the {Diomedeos aristeia}.

    The History of Herodotus

  • The anger that Homer asks the muse to sing at the opening of the Iliad is not the rage that will inspire Achilles 'vengeful aristeia against the Trojans, but rather the emotion that alienates Achilles from his compatriots.

    Romantic Anger and Byron

  • And even my plan to get Hector and Achilles to Olympos for their fatal aristeia is doomed.

    Ilium

  • I explained the Greek concept of aristeia — warrior-to-warrior or small-group combat in which an individual can show his valor — and how important it was to these ancients and how the larger battle would often pause so that the soldiers on each side could witness such examples of aristeia.

    Ilium

  • But now, after more than nine years watching aristeia in action, I can say in certainty that these one-on-one combats so beloved by both Trojans and Argives are one of the reasons for this prolonged, endless, slow-as-molasses siege.

    Ilium

  • = As Professor E. Fantham points out to me, this _praeteritio_ takes the place of a full _aristeia_ detailing

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • After that there would be periodical meetings in his honour, the celebration of games, solemn recitations by bards, singing his aristeia [Transcriber's Note: Greek in the original].

    Early Bardic Literature, Ireland.

  • Muscovite guns; that in our fathers 'days gave to Grant's Hussars their swoop, like eagles, on to the rearguard at Morales, and that, in the grand old East and the rich trackless West, makes exiled campaigners with high English names seek and win an aristeia of their own at the head of their wild Irregular Horse, who would charge hell itself at their bidding.

    Under Two Flags

  • As Aeneas faces new challenges, Vergil takes up his own poetic aristeia.

    Powell's Books: Overview

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