Homer (Iliad written c. 700 BCE)

“The god gives men differing gifts. One man can fight, another dance,
another sing poetry to the lyre; and yet another is endowed by
far-thundering Zeus with a good brain, to the advantage of
many of his friends. It saves them from disaster time and again,
as he knows even better than they do.”

  • From The Iliad (Book 13, approximately between lines 730-740) by Homer, translated by E. V. Rieu and revised by Peter Jones (Penguin Classics, 2014).

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