Tuesday, December 07, 2004


Overseas Adventures

Thucydides 6.11.1 (tr. Benjamin Jowett):
Sicily is a populous and distant country; over which, even if we are victorious, we shall hardly be able to maintain our dominion. And how foolish it is to select for attack a land which no conquest can secure, while he who fails to conquer will not be where he was before!

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