Heroes have the whole earth for their tomb

There is borne an empty hearse
covered over for such as appear not.
Heroes have the whole earth for their tomb.
—Unknown Soldier’s epitaph, Athens;
passages taken from Pericles’ Funeral Oration


Image of the Unknown Soldier in Syntagma Square in Athens.By Evadb (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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