„Better to flee from death than feel its grip.“

—  Omero, Iliad

XIV. 80–81 (tr. Robert Fagles).
Richmond Lattimore's translation:
: There is no shame in running, even by night, from disaster.
The man does better who runs from disaster than he who is caught by it.
Iliad (c. 750 BC)
Originale: (el) Οὐ γάρ τις νέμεσις φυγέειν κακόν, οὐδ' ἀνὰ νύκτα.
βέλτερον ὃς φεύγων προφύγῃ κακὸν ἠὲ ἁλώῃ.
Contesto: No shame in running,
fleeing disaster, even in pitch darkness.
Better to flee from death than feel its grip.

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