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  • At least when referring to Homeric epics -- ox-eyed Hera, rosy-fingered dawn, and the like.

    mrissa: Also

  • I wanted a fancier word than "epithet" for rosy-fingered Aurora and ox-eyed Hera, but I think that's just me.

    mrissa: Also

  • Kerkeïs of the lovely stature, and ox-eyed Plouto,

    Historical References to the Oceanides

  • There is no question, however, when the Palio makes its appearance, in a cart driven by white long-horned oxen, that the ritual must go back at the very latest to the Iron Age, when Uni, the Etruscan Juno, was the ox-eyed, white-armed queen of heaven.

    Mysteries of Siena

  • [4949] Homer useth that epithet of ox-eyed, in describing Juno, because a round black eye is the best, the son of beauty, and farthest from black the worse: which [4950] Polydore

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Hesiod says that these Hesperides .... .... daughters of Night, guarded the golden apples beyond Ocean: ‘Aegle and Erythea and ox-eyed Hesperethusa.’

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • To be honest, she reminded me of the Homeric tag-line “ox-eyed Hera,” like she was meant to look down on mere mortals.

    Dying to Live

  • Hadn't thought of 'ox-eyed Hera' - interesting possibility.

    I, Claudius

  • On the other hand, remembering that the cow was sacred to Juno ox-eyed Hera maybe the insult is naughtier in context.

    I, Claudius

  • His companion was an ox-eyed lad, whom I ordered to the look-out while

    Greenmantle

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