Homer (flourished c. 700 BCE)

“Day after day, one after the other, men fall in their hundreds – would we ever find rest from struggle and suffering? No: we must steel our hearts, bury our dead and let one day’s tears suffice.”

  • From The Iliad (Book 19, approx. line 220) by Homer, translated by E. V. Rieu and revised by Peter Jones (Penguin Classics, 2014).

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