Between us and excellence, the gods have placed the sweat of our brows.

τῆς δ᾽ ἀρετῆς ἱδρῶτα θεοὶ προπάροιθεν ἔθηκαν ἀθάνατοι.

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Original Citation

Hesiod. Works and Days. c. 700 BC, l. 289.

Current Citation

Hesiod. "Works and Days." Theogony and Works and Days. Translated by M. L. West. Oxford UP, 2009, l. 289.