Homer, Odyssey 14.399-400

 

Let us take pleasure from recalling one another’s greivous pains

 

κήδεσιν ἀλλήλων τερπώμεθα λευγαλέοισι / μνωομένω

 

 

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Odysseus isn’t a hero just because of the suffering he caused 

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