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Source Needed[edit]

This is very famous, but from which work does it come from? "Be still my heart; thou hast known worse than this." --1000Faces 07:46, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

Book XX of The Odyssey. Samuel Butler's translation: "Heart, be still, you had worse than this to bear". ~ DanielTom (talk) 12:21, 26 June 2016 (UTC)


  • Life and death are balanced on the edge of a razor.
    • Our lives were [Our cause is] balanced on the edge of a razor, [as they say in Greek.] (1899; 1958)

Source: The Iliad, Book X. (Samuel Butler's translation: "life and death are balanced as it were on the edge of a razor".) ~ DanielTom (talk) 12:28, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

Not at all similiar...[edit]

Civilization IV attributes Homer with "Not at all similiar are the race of the Immortal Gods, and the race of men who walk upon the Earth"? Which work, book, and line is this from, if it is indeed genuine?—This unsigned comment is by (talkcontribs) .

The Iliad, Book V, line 441. ~ DanielTom (talk) 12:11, 26 June 2016 (UTC)