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" Nay, speak not comfortably to me of death, oh great Odysseus. Rather would I live on ground as the hireling of another, with a landless man who had no great livelihood, than bear sway among all the dead that be departed. "
An Introduction to the History of Religion - Side 300
af Frank Byron Jevons - 1896 - 443 sider
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The Greek View of Life

Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson - 1896 - 236 sider
...says the ghost of Achilles to Odysseus in the world of shades, " rather would I live upon the soil as the hireling of another, with a landless man who...great livelihood, than bear sway among all the dead that are no more." 1 Better, as Shakespeare has it, "The weariest and most loathed worldly life That...
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A History of the County of Inverness (Mainland)

James Cameron Lees - 1897 - 376 sider
...(/«A«ij8«i 6vp6v, Odyss. xi., 203). The same pathetic yearning for lost life marks Achilles' words, " Rather would I live on ground as the hireling of another,...great livelihood, than bear sway among all the dead that be departed " (Odyss. xi., 489 seq.). So much for the general feeling. The specific pleasures...
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The Great Poets and Their Theology

Augustus Hopkins Strong - 1897 - 531 sider
...answers : " Nay, speak not comfortably to me of death, great Odysseus. Rather would I live upon the soil as the hireling of another, with a landless man who...great livelihood, than bear sway among all the dead that are no more." And the longing for the renewal of physical life explains the strange eagerness...
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The Great Poets and Their Theology

Augustus Hopkins Strong - 1897 - 531 sider
...answers : " Nay, speak not comfortably to me of death, great Odysseus. Rather would I live upon the soil as the hireling of another, with a landless man who had no great livelihood, than beai sway among all the dead that are no more." And the longing for the renewal of physical life ex...
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The Hope of Immortality

James Edward Cowell Welldon - 1898 - 350 sider
...rr^ighty prince among the dead. But Achilles makes answer — " Speak not comfortably to me of death, O great Odysseus. Rather would I live on ground as the hireling of another, with a landless man who has no great livelihood, than bear sway among all the dead that be departed." * What a witness is such...
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The Hope of Immortality

James Edward Cowell Welldon - 1898 - 350 sider
...mighty prince among the dead. But Achilles makes answer — " Speak not comfortably to me of death, O great Odysseus. Rather would I live on ground as the hireling of another, with a landless man who has no great livelihood, than bear sway among all the dead that be departed." J What a witness is such...
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The Education of the Young in the Republic of Plato

Plato - 1900 - 198 sider
...erase everything to that effect, beginning with the following verses : " Rather would I live above ground as the hireling of another, with a landless...great livelihood, than bear sway among all the dead that be departed2," and [the ruler of Hades feared lest] "The mansions should be displayed to gods...
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Studies in Honor of Basil L. Gildersleeve

Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve - 1902 - 517 sider
...I spake, and he straightway answered me, and said : ' Nay, speak not comfortably to me of death, O great Odysseus. Rather would I live on ground as the...great livelihood, than bear sway among all the dead that be departed.'" When Odin proposes to go to Hela's realm and bring back Balder by force : " He...
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Die Harzreise

Heinrich Heine - 1902 - 183 sider
...says: "Nay, speak not comfortably to me of death, great Odysseus. Rather would I live upon the soil as the hireling of another, with a landless man who...great livelihood, than bear sway among all the dead that are no more." (Butcher and Lang's translation.) — 23: a Parthian arrow for the Swabian school...
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Palgrave's Golden Treasury of Songs and Lyrics ...

Francis Turner Palgrave - 1903
...more than man (Politics, I. ii. 14). 7. Cp. the words of Achilles when Odysseus met him in Hades: " Rather would I live on ground as the hireling of another,...great livelihood, than bear sway among all the dead that be departed " (Homer, Odysxey. XI. 491, trans. Butcher and Lang). 17. Cp. Aristotle, Ethics, vin....
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