Towards the end of the Trojan war, Odysseus and Neoptolomos (the son of Achilles) arrive at the island of Lemnos for the purpose of retrieving Herakles’ bow, which the gods have decreed is essential for a Greek victory at Troy. 495 more words
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Euripides, fr. 102 (Alcmene)
We are all wiser at weighing our neighbor’s bad luck than our own.
σοφώτεροι γὰρ συμφορὰς τὰς τῶν πέλας
πάντες διαθρεῖν ἢ τύχας τὰς οἴκοθεν. 54 more words
After looking over several studies stipulating the meaning of life and what is most important, I have found one clear-cut answer.
In Intimacy by Edward Crowther, 90% of terminally ill patients said that intimate relationships were, essentially, the meaning of life. 129 more words