unsung heroes


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unsung heroes

Individuals not famous or celebrated as they deserve to be. Unsung alludes to the long epic poems of Homer and Virgil, which celebrated the heroes of Greece and Troy. Indeed, a version of the term, which dates from the late seventeenth century, appears in Alexander Pope’s translation of Homer’s Iliad—“Unwept, unhonour’d, uninterrid he lies!”—words picked up a century later by Sir Walter Scott in one of his most famous poems, “The Lay of the Last Minstrel” (1805): “And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust, from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonour’d, and unsung.”
See also: hero, unsung
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The mural depicts struggle of the political workers, intellectuals, journalists, labourers, farmers, writers and people from all walks of life who remained undeterred and proved to be the real 'unsung heroes of democracy'.
The mural depicts the struggle of the political workers, intellectuals, journalists, labourers, farmers, writers and people from all walks of life who remained undeterred and proved to be the real unsung heroes of democracy.
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