Homer, Odyssey 8.147-8

“For as long as he lives, a man has no greater glory

than that which he makes with his own hands and feet”

οὐ μὲν γὰρ μεῖζον κλέος ἀνέρος, ὄφρα κεν ᾖσιν,

ἢ ὅ τι ποσσίν τε ῥέξῃ καὶ χερσὶν ἑῇσιν.

Or so a Prince Dandy says to the long-suffering war veteran Odysseus

(Does this prompt the type of strife Horace talks about?)

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