theomachy


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the·om·a·chy

 (thē-ŏm′ə-kē)
n. pl. the·om·a·chies
Strife or battle among gods, as in the Homeric poems.

[Greek theomakhiā : theo-, theo- + makhē, battle.]

theomachy

(θɪˈɒməkɪ)
n, pl -chies
(Classical Myth & Legend) a battle among the gods or against them
[C16: from Greek theomakhia, from theo- + makhē battle]
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One of the more puzzling aspects of the Theomachy, the battle between the gods in Books 20 and 21, is the way that it begins in elemental grandeur but ends in a brawl and an exchange of insults, something that Homer presumably inserted as a respite, a moment of comic relief amid the relentless slaughter, Keystone muddled in with the carnage.
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Prior to his theomachy, he stands tall above the city like a giant: eminuit trepidamque adsurgens desuper urbem/ vidit et ingenti Thebas exterruit umbra ('He stood and rising up looked down on the frightened city and terrified Thebes with his shadow).
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253) and when he is confronting Poseidon in the Theomachy (Il.