Tags » Heroic Suffering

Sophocles Ajax 260-2


“Recognizing that your suffering has been caused by no one else magnifies the pain”

τὸ γὰρ ἐσλεύσσειν οἰκεῖα πάθη,

μηδενὸς ἄλλου παραπράξαντος,

μεγάλας ὀδύνας ὑποτείνει. 16 more words


Homer, Odyssey 14.399-400

Let us take pleasure from recalling one another’s greivous pains

κήδεσιν ἀλλήλων τερπώμεθα λευγαλέοισι / μνωομένω

The full text.

Odysseus isn’t a hero just because of the… 8 more words