Friday, July 24, 2009


I had to read the Iliad in Latin at school. Kleos (κλέος — glory, fame) is the concept of glory earned in heroic battle

For my mother Thetis the goddess of silver feet tells me
I carry two sorts of destiny toward the day of my death. Either,
if I stay here and fight beside the city of the Trojans,
my return home is gone, but my glory shall be everlasting;
but if I return home to the beloved land of my fathers,
the excellence of my glory is gone, but there will be a long life
left for me, and my end in death will not come to me quickly.

No comments: