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date: 23 April 2024

Homer Greek poet of the 8th century bc 

  1. Achilles' cursed anger sing, O goddess, that son of Peleus, which started a myriad sufferings for the Achaeans.
    The Iliad bk. 1, l. 1; see Pope
  2. Agamemnon, King of Men.
    The Iliad, passim
  3. Winged words.
    The Iliad bk. 1, l. 201
  4. Very like leaves
    upon this earth are the generations of men—
    old leaves, cast on the ground by wind, young leaves
    the greening forest bears when spring comes in.
     
    The Iliad bk. 6, l. 146
  5. Always to be best, and to be distinguished above the rest.
    The Iliad bk. 6, l. 208
  6. Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.
    The Iliad bk. 9, l. 312
  7. It lies in the lap of the gods.
    The Iliad bk. 17, l. 514 and elsewhere
  8. Tell me, Muse, of the man of many devices, who wandered far and wide after he had sacked Troy's sacred city, and saw the towns of many men and knew their mind.
    of Odysseus
    The Odyssey bk. 1, l. 1
  9. Rosy-fingered dawn.
    The Odyssey bk. 2, l. 1 and passim
  10. A strong west wind that whistled over the wine-dark sea.
    The Odyssey bk. 2, l. 420
  11. A gift though small is welcome.
    Odyssey bk. 6, l. 208