"Look a (gift) horse in the mouth"

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 11 05:10:05 UTC 2013

On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 12:40 AM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:

> WB:  Larry would be searching a long time for a reference to the Trojan
> Horse in Homer.

Not that long. Try Book IV of the Odyssey:

Then Menelaus said, "All that you have been saying, my dear wife, is true.
I have travelled much, and have had much to do with heroes, but I have
never seen such another man as Ulysses. What endurance too, and what
courage he displayed within the wooden horse, wherein all the bravest of
the Argives were lying in wait to bring death and destruction upon the


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