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Argive

1. (in Homer, Virgil, etc.) of or relating to the Greeks besieging Troy, esp those from Argos
2. of or relating to Argos or Argolis
3. a literary word for Greek
4. an ancient Greek, esp one from Argos or Argolis
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337, Asopus is identified as the border between the Thebans and Argives.
Dante essentially portrays Amphiaraus as a deserter who flees the battlefield, much as Statius initially portrays him (when he flees his responsibility to tell the Argives their fate), and Amphiaraus's contrapasso in the Inferno, while it suits his sin of soothsaying, could as easily fit the act of desertion: 'Mira c'ha fatto petto de le spalle; / perche volse veder troppo davante, / di retro guarda e fa retroso calle' ('Look at the one who has made a chest of his back; because he turned to see too much ahead, backward he looks and makes a backward path'; Inferno 20.
The Argives had arrived with the crew of the Paralos, who had then been ordered by the Four Hundred to sail around Euboea on a troop-carrier.
Agora se eu tivesse a coragem de contradizer Homero antes de Argives e mostrar os erros em sua poesia em relacao as coisas mais importantes, talvez fosse natural se irritarem comigo e expulsar-me da cidade se vissem que eu estava dissipando e destruindo a reputacao que a sua cidade herdou provenientes dessa fonte.
12) The author informs us that although the city had been destroyed by the Argives in the 8th century BC, the sanctuary was spared and went on as the religious centre of the region.
Three times you walked around the hollow ambush, feeling it, and you called out, naming them by name, to the best of the Danaans, and made your voice sound like the voice of the wife of each of the Argives.
For we know all that the Argives and Trojans suffered on the broad plain of Troy by the will of the gods, and we know whatever happens on this fruitful earth" This was the sweet song the Sirens sang, and my heart was filled with such a longing to listen that I ordered my men to set me free.
Both Samians and Argives claimed that their imposing temples of Hera were at the birthplace of the queen of heaven (Olalla 2002) and at both sites, soil is thick, clayey and high in alumina (Xeralf) compared with other soils.
After the analogy of Kollytos and Melite, Eratosthenes, according to Strabo, then reemphasizes his point with historical examples of the perennial disputes of the Argives and the Lakedaimonians over Thyrea, and the Athenians and the Boiotians over Oropos.
But crucially, the Homeric designation reserved for the collectivity of the invaders of Troy was interchangeably Achaeans, Argives, and Danaans--not Hellenes.
The Argives are not mentioned in plays of 1600-1640, but are named in Wilson's The Cobbler's Prophecy (1590).
In the end, however, the conquering Argives are likened to bloodthirsty lions when they attack Troy (825).