Homer (flourished c. 700 BCE)

“Delusion, eldest daughter of Zeus who
blinds us all, damn her. She never touches the ground with those
soft feet of hers but flits over men’s heads, corrupting them and
shackling one man after another.”

  • From The Iliad (Book 19, between lines 90-100) by Homer, translated by E. V. Rieu and revised by Peter Jones (Penguin Classics, 2014).

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