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    JEBMMP Creator & AtB Maker Member jirisys's Avatar
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    “Alexander, father of Perdiccas, and his forebears first settled and ruled a Macedonia
    alongside the sea, having driven by battle the Pierians from Pieria who later occupied
    Phagres and other places below Mount Pangaeum beyond the Strymon river. And they also
    drove the Bottiaeans from the region called Bottiaea; they now live as neighbors of the

    -Thukydides, The History of the Pelopponesan War; Book 2, Chapter 99, Section 2-3

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    Can someone please update the quotes link on the first page?

    I'm getting a 404 error when I try to download it.

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    I know we're looking for quotes of the time period, but This one is quite powerful, and I think, is timeless, as all war is.

    "There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell. You can bear this warning to generations yet to come. I look upon war with horror." - William Tecumseh Sherman (1880) (Reference not really needed for this one lots of people know it, quite famous quote :P)
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    I recently stumbled upon the Arthashastra, a sort of manual on politics, warfare and economics from a Mauryan statesman who lived roughly during the EB-timeframe. It's very interesting and could provide some nice quotes (some people even call the writer the "the ancient Indian Machiavelli" because of his practical and pragmatic view on politics...).
    Unfortunatly I am not versed in indology and cannot provide any quotes in original language. Someone with the know-how might want to look into that.
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    Don't know if I'm doing this right but here goes.
    "As for me, all I know is that I know nothing", Socrates
    Republic, 354b, (conclusion of book I)

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    Earlier I tried to use the quotes but they constantly crashed the game.
    I did a fresh install with the EB Mini Mode and the quotes seemed to work in there.
    If they don't work with the 3 files that are now on the website, I'll just put mine which are OK.
    upload quotes.7z

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    "Here is my shield,Ares, god of war. Take as well the trappings of my horses- they glow and sparkle!
    This statue of Victory, so Eupolemos proclaims, shall King Magas' noble share.
    Under her wing, may your dominions, your cities, your people remain safe."

    Epigram in style of Kallimachos, circa 280 BCE.
    The inscription on block of marble found in bay of Cyrene.
    Chamoux, F. 'Hellenistic Civilisation'(2002) / 'La Civilisation Hellenistique(1981)Blackwell, Oxford

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    Has this one already been proposed, or included?

    Epitaph of Simonides for the Spartan dead at the battle of Thermopylae:

    Ὦ ξεῖν', ἀγγέλλειν Λακεδαιμονίοις ὅτι τῇδε
    κείμεθα, τοῖς κείνων ῥήμασι πειθόμενοι.

    Ō ksein', angellein Lakedaimoniois hoti tēide
    keimetha, tois keinōn rhēmasi peithomenoi.

    "Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by,
    That here, obedient to Spartan law, we lie."

    Simple, to the point and rather beautiful, I think.

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    Or this one?

    “For the whole earth is the tomb of famous men; not only are they commemorated by columns and inscriptions in their own country, but in foreign lands there dwells also an unwritten memorial of them, graven not on stone but in the hearts of men. Make them your examples, and, esteeming courage to be freedom and freedom to be happiness, do not weigh too nicely the perils of war."

    [Funeral Oration of Pericles]”
    ― Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War

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    Speaking of Spartans, I came across a couple of quotes concerning Spartans and their lifestyle. One is from Plutarch's Life of Lycurgus.

    "They say that a certain king of Pontus, having heard much of this black broth of theirs, sent for a Lacedaemonian cook on purpose to make him some, but had no sooner tasted it than he found it extremely bad, which the cook observing, told him, "Sir, to make this broth relish, you should have bathed yourself first in the river Eurotas."

    In a different version, it is Dionysus of Syracuse that orders "black broth" to be made, with the same result. The editor's footnote directs you Cicero, again with Dionysus.

    In another anecdote, a Sybarite who has a taste of the stuff quips "Now I know why the Spartans do not fear death"! I sincerely hope that really happened. Unfortunately, I could not find a source for that quote.
    ζυνς 'Evυλιoς κa τε κτανoντα κατκτα
    Alike to all is the War God, and him who would kill he kills. (Il. 18.309)

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