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Let me not then die ingloriously and without a struggle, but let me first do some great thing that shall be told among men hereafter.

Homer (900 BC-800 BC)
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Boo hoo! The good die's with the man.Think
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Let me not then die ingloriously and without a struggle, but let me first do some great thing that shall be told among men hereafter.

Homer (900 BC-800 BC)
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Context from :The Iliad


22.232

He poised his spear as he spoke and hurled it. Hektor saw it coming and avoided it; he watched it and crouched down so that it flew over his head and stuck in the ground beyond; Athena then snatched it up and gave it back to Achilles without Hektor's seeing her; Hektor thereon said to the son of Peleus, "You have missed your aim, Achilles, peer of the gods, and Zeus has not yet revealed to you the hour of my doom, though you made sure that he had done so. You were a false-tongued liar when you deemed that I should forget my valor and quail before you. You shall not drive spear into the back of a runaway - drive it, should heaven so grant you power, drive it into me as I make straight towards you; and now for your own part avoid my spear if you can - would that you might receive the whole of it into your body; if you were once dead the Trojans would find the war an easier matter, for it is you who have harmed them most."

He poised his spear as he spoke and hurled it. His aim was true for he hit the middle of Achilles' shield, but the spear rebounded from it, and did not pierce it. Hektor was angry when he saw that the weapon had sped from his hand in vain, and stood there in dismay for he had no second spear. With a loud cry he called Deiphobos and asked him for one, but there was no man; then he saw the truth and said to himself, "Alas! the gods have lured me on to my destruction. I deemed that the hero Deiphobos was by my side, but he is within the wall, and Athena has inveigled me; death is now indeed exceedingly near at hand and there is no way out of it - for so Zeus and his son Apollo the far-darter have willed it, though heretofore they have been ever ready to protect me. My doom has come upon me; let me not then die ingloriously and without a struggle, but let me first do some great thing that shall be told among men hereafter."


Homer. The Iliad of Homer. Rendered into English prose for the use of those who cannot read the original. Samuel Butler. Longmans, Green and Co. 39 Paternoster Row, London. New York and Bombay. 1898

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0217%3Abook%3D22%3Acard%3D141
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Daemon wrote:
Let me not then die ingloriously and without a struggle, but let me first do some great thing that shall be told among men hereafter.

Homer (900 BC-800 BC)


Yeah. The Iliad or Twitter, some vanity may be of help, especially among men, Zeus.
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Let me not then die ingloriously and without a struggle, but let me first do some great thing that shall be told among men hereafter.
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Cual la generación de las hojas, así la de los hombres. Esparce el viento las hojas por el suelo, y la selva, reverdeciendo, produce otras al llegar la primavera: de igual suerte, una generación humana nace y otra perece.
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