Homer (Ancient Greek poet; The Iliad is thought to have been written around 700 BCE)
“So now my destiny confronts me. Let me at least
sell my life dearly and not without glory, after some great deed
for future generations to hear of.”
- From The Iliad (Book 22, approximately between lines 300-310) by Homer, translated by E. V. Rieu and revised by Peter Jones (Penguin Classics, 2014).