It is not unseemly for a man to die fighting in defense of his country.

οὔ οἱ ἀεικὲς ἀμυνομένῳ περὶ πάτρης

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Original Citation

Homer. Ἰλιάς [The Iliad], edited by Demetrius Chalcondyles. Florence: Bernardus Nerlius and Demetrius Damilas, 1489, bk. 15, l. 496-497.

Current Citation

Homer. The Iliad, translated by Robert Fitzgerald. Oxford University Press, 2014, bk. 15, l. 496-497.