“There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.”
The Odyssey (c. 7th century BC), Book VI, l. 107
Variant: "I detest The man, whose heart and language disagree" From: The Iliad (c. 7th century BC), IX, line 380
“Hateful to me as are the gates of hell, Is he who, hiding one thing in his heart, Utters another.”
The Iliad, Book IX, as translated by William Cullen Bryant
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Bio: In the Western classical tradition, Homer is the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, and is revered as the greatest ancient Greek epic poet. These epics lie at the beginning of the Western canon of literature, and have had an enormous influence on the history of literature.