The Iliad
The Iliad
by Homer
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The Iliad Pride Quotes Page 4

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How we cite the quotes:
Citations follow this format: (Book.Line). We used Richmond Lattimore's translation.
Quote #10

(Hektor:)
'But now my death is upon me.
Let me at least not die without a struggle, inglorious,
but do some big thing first, that men to come shall know of it.' (22.303-305)

Even when he feels death hanging over him, Hektor's sense of pride dictates his actions. Knowing that he did not die a shameful death is his final consolation.

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