Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Greek antiquity, a temple or shrine sacred to the memory of a hero, often erected over his reputed tomb.

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Examples

  • Think but of that old proverb, ᾑρώων πήματα, heroum filii noxae, great men's sons seldom do well; O utinam aut coelebs mansissem, aut prole carerem! would that I had either remained single, or not had children, [5789] Augustus exclaims in Suetonius.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Viles animae et effrontes (sic enim Lutherus [2093] alicubi vocat) lucelli causa, ut muscae ad mulctra, ad nobilium et heroum mensas advolant, in spem sacerdotii, cujuslibet honoris, officii, in quamvis aulam, urbem se ingerunt, ad quodvis se ministerium componunt. —

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Chyron in monte Pelio, praeceptor heroum eos a morbis animi venationibus et puris cibis tuebatur.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • (Expertus loquor), and may truly say with [121] Jovius in like case, (absit verbo jactantia) heroum quorundam, pontificum, et virorum nobilium familiaritatem et amicitiam, gratasque gratias, et multorum [122] bene laudatorum laudes sum inde promeritus, as I have been honoured by some worthy men, so have I been vilified by others, and shall be.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Thebais urgebat priscorum exordia vatum; tu cantus stimulare meos, tu pandere facta heroum bellique modos positusque locorum monstrabas.

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal

  • Mysorum scopulis applicuisse ratem. hic manus heroum, placidis ut constitit oris,

    Hylas

  • It was consecrated as a heroum to Homer, whom the Smyrnaeans claimed as

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • Fortuna heroum? nerape arcubus atque triumphis Splendida, & expofitis pretiofa palatia fadis Pauper adulator fubit, imperiofa firequentat Uxor, fit ftrepitus, nodurnique otia fomni Turbantur mifere varii molimine luxus. 42 '

    Essai Sur L'homme: Poëme Philosophique

  • Taenarias etiam fauces, alta ostia Ditis, et caligantem nigra formidine lucum ingressus, manisque adiit regemque tremendum10 nesciaque humanis precibus mansuescere corda. at cantu commotae Erebi de sedibus imis umbrae ibant tenues simulacraque luce carentum, quam multa in foliis auium se milia condunt, uesper ubi aut hibernus agit de montibus imber, 15 matres atque uiri defunctaque corpora uita magnanimum heroum, pueri innuptaeque puellae, impositique rogis iuuenes ante ora parentum, quos circum limus niger et deformis harundo

    Orpheus and Eurydice

  • aetas, heroum nec uidet ulla domus. intonsi crines longa ceruice fluebant,

    He dreams that Neaera is false to him

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