Treasure Island

Homer

(Disputed - c 850 B.C.E. / Disputed)

Quotations

  • ''The generation of mankind is like the generation of leaves. The wind scatters the leaves on the ground, but the living tree burgeons with leaves again in the spring.''
    Homer (c. 9th century B.C.), Greek poet. Iliad 6.146-148, trans. by R. Lattimore, Chicago, University of Chicago Press (1951), slightly revised. Author of the Iliad and the Odyssey.
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  • ''Hunger is insolent, and will be fed.''
    Homer (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek poet. Odyssey, bk. 7, l. 300, trans. by Alexander Pope.

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The Odyssey: Book 14

Ulysses now left the haven, and took the rough track up through
the wooded country and over the crest of the mountain till he
reached the place where Minerva had said that he would find the
swineherd, who was the most thrifty servant he had. He found him
sitting in front of his hut, which was by the yards that he had
built on a site which could be seen from far. He had made them
spacious and fair to see, with a free ran for the pigs all round them;
he had built them during his master's ab

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