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  • proper noun Plural form of Argive. (literally, the inhabitants of Argos.)
  • proper noun In the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey, and in later classical epics, "Argives" is an alternate name for the Achaeans or Greeks in general.


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From the Greek Ἀργεῖοι, argeioi; Latin argivi.


  • Then Perseus called the Argives together, and told them who he was, and all the noble deeds which he had done.

    Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children

  • The Argives were the more inclined to take this course because, their truce with the

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • From the same persuasion he befriended lately the Messenians and Argives, which is the highest panegyric upon you, Athenians; for you are adjudged by these proceedings to be the only people incapable of betraying for lucre the national rights of Greece, or bartering your attachment to her for any obligation or benefit.

    The Olynthiacs and the Phillippics of Demosthenes Literally translated with notes

  • Incessant slaughtering, called his Argives [10] on.

    The Iliad of Homer Translated into English Blank Verse by William Cowper

  • "Argives," she cried; "shame on cowardly creatures, brave in semblance only; as long as Achilles was fighting, if his spear was so deadly that the Trojans dared not show themselves outside the Dardanian gates, but now they sally far from the city and fight even at your ships."

    The Iliad

  • "Argives," he cried, "cowardly miserable creatures, have you no shame to stand here like frightened fawns who, when they can no longer scud over the plain, huddle together, but show no fight?

    The Iliad

  • "Argives," said he, "slacken not one whit in your onset; father Jove will be no helper of liars; the

    The Iliad

  • The captive haltingly recounts the tale of his life, how his home city of Astakos was sacked by the Argives, how the Spartans later sacked Argos in turn, and how this led to him voluntarily swearing allegiance to the Spartan cause.

    Wertzone Classics: Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield

  • Did not all the Argives make the passage together?


  • O Electra, daughter of Agamemnon, to thy rustic cot I come, for a messenger hath arrived, a highlander from Mycenae, one who lives on milk, announcing that the Argives are proclaiming a sacrifice for the third day from now, and all our maidens are to go to Hera's temple.



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