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Life and the Great Game: Some Ancient Passages on Spectacles
Homer, Odyssey 8.147-8 “For as long as he lives, a man has no greater glory than that which he wins with his own hands and feet” οὐ μὲν γὰρ μεῖζον κλέος ἀνέρος, ὄφρα κεν ᾖσιν, ἢ ὅ τι ποσσίν τε ῥέξῃ…