Hesiod, Theogony 27-28


ἴδμεν ψεύδεα πολλὰ λέγειν ἐτύμοισιν ὁμοῖα,

ἴδμεν δ’ εὖτ’ ἐθέλωμεν ἀληθέα γηρύσασθαι.



“We know how to speak many lies that ring of the truth

But we also know how to speak true things when we want to”


The Full Text.


Hesiod beat Homer in a fight.

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