The ruins of himself, now worn away
With age, yet still majestic in decay.

[γήραϊ τειρόμενον, μέγα δὲ φρεσὶ πένθος ἔχοντα]

Homer (fl. 7th-8th C. BC) Greek author
The Odyssey [Ὀδύσσεια], Book 24, l. 233 (24.233) [tr. Pope (1725), l. 271]
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Describing Laertes as Odysseus finds him. Gloss by Pope, as the original just describes him as "worn with age and grieving." (Source (Greek))

 
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