Useful Greek words for the Iliad

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Aidos
shame, can range from a sense of respect to disgrace
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Akhos
public expression of grief, often through lamentation or sorrow
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Aphthiton
imperishable
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Arete
virtue, excellence
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Aristeia
a warrior's prowess or excellence; a scene in battle where the warrior finds his (or her) finest moment
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Ate
blindess, madness, or folly that the gods may impose with or without fault of the human
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Daimon
superhuman force (often linked to the actions of a hero)
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Dike
justice, judgement
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Dolos
trickery
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Geras
a gift of honour
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Kleos
fame, especially immortal, for a deed. From a word for that which is heard, kelos is renown. Kleos can also refer to praise poetry
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Memnemai
Remembering the past. Mne - I remember/I have memories of ...
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Menos
a warriors strength, power, or life force
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Moira
portion, share, lot in life, destiny
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Nemesis
Downfall caused by an inescapable agent
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Nostoi
(singular: nostos) return voyages or even homecoming
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Noos
way of thinking
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Olbios
Blessed, blissful. This is often achieved by a hero after death
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Penthos
grief, suffering, see also akhos
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Psukhe
Life of someone who is alive or the life force of a decseased individual
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Sema
Sign, signal, tomb, tomb of a hero
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Therapon
ritual substitute (e.g. when Patroklos fights and dies in Achilleus' place)
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Time
honour, should be proportionate to arete
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Xenia/Xeinia
bond of guest/friendship (Xenos/Xeinos) host/guest
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public expression of grief, often through lamentation or sorrow

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Akhos

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imperishable

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virtue, excellence

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a warrior's prowess or excellence; a scene in battle where the warrior finds his (or her) finest moment

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