Sunday, October 05, 2014


Success in War

Thucydides 1.83.2 (speech of the Spartan king Archidamus; tr. Charles Forster Smith):
War is a matter not so much of arms as of money, for it is money alone that makes arms serviceable.

ἔστιν ὁ πόλεμος οὐχ ὅπλων τὸ πλέον ἀλλὰ δαπάνης, δι' ἣν τὰ ὅπλα ὠφελεῖ.

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