Iliad of Ills
(An). Ilias malorum (Cicero: Ad Atticum viii. 11). A number of evils falling simultaneously; there is scarce a
calamity in the whole catalogue of human ills that finds not mention in
the Iliad, hence the Homeric poem was the fountain of classic
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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