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  • And his good wife will tear her cheeks in grief, his sons are orphans and he, soaking the soil red with his own blood, he rots away himself-more birds than women flocking round his body!
    (Homer, "The Iliad")

  • Nay if even in the house of Hades the dead forget their dead, yet will I even there be mindful of my dear comrade.
    (Homer, "The Iliad")

  • Even his griefs are a joy long after to one that remembers all that he wrought and endured.
    (Homer, "The Odyssey")

  • Antilochus! You're the most appalling driver in the world! Go to hell!
    (Homer, "The Iliad")

  • No one can hurry me down to Hades before my time, but if a man's hour is come, be he brave or be he coward, there is no escape for him when he has once been born.
    (Homer, "The Iliad")


  • For a friend with an understanding heart is worth no less than a brother
    (Homer, "The Odyssey")

  • But listen to me first and swear an oath to use all your eloquence and strength to look after me and protect me.
    (Homer, "The Iliad")

  • Ruin, eldest daughter of Zeus, she blinds us all, that fatal madness-she with those delicate feet of hers, never touching the earth, gliding over the heads of men to trap us all. She entangles one man, now another.
    (Homer, "The Iliad")

  • Immortals are never alien to one another.
    (Homer, "The Odyssey")

  • But now, as it is, sorrows, unending sorrows must surge within your heart as well-for your own son's death. Never again will you embrace him stiding home. My spirit rebels-I've lost the will to live, to take my stand in the world of men-
    (Homer, "The Iliad")

  • Sing to me, Muse, of the wrath of Achilles, son of Peleus, which brought countless ills upon the Acheans.
    (Homer, "The Iliad")

  • Of all creatures that breathe and move upon the earth, nothing is bred that is weaker than man.
    (Homer, "The Odyssey")

  • Cattle and fat sheep can all be had for the raiding, tripods for the trading, and tawny headed stallions. But a mans's lifebreath cannot come back again- no raiders in force, no trading brings it back, once it slips through a man's clenched teeth.
    (Homer, "The Iliad")

  • Strife and Confusion joined the fight, along with cruel Death, who seized one wounded man while still alive and then another man without a wound, while pulling the feet of one more corpse out from the fight. The clothes Death wore around her shoulders were dyed red with human blood.
    (Homer, "The Iliad")

  • Sleep, delicious and profound, the very counterfeit of death
    (Homer, "The Odyssey")


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