“...furthermore, some good advice, that I received myself in infancy. Don’t

strike your father, but take these wings in one hand and these spurs in the

other; imagine you have a cock’s crest on your head and go and mount your

guard and fight; live on your pay and respect your father’s life. You’re a

gallant fellow! Very well, then! Fly to Thrace and fight.”

—Aristophanes, The Birds