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Strabo: Studying war is wickedness

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Strabo
From The Geography
Translated by Horace Leonard Jones

Onesieritus…describes…the country of Musicanus, lauding it rather at length for things of which some are reported as common also to other Indians, as, for example, their length of life…and simple diet, even though their country has an abundance of everything. Peculiar to them is the fact that they have a kind of Laconian common mess, where they eat in public…and that they do not use gold or silver, although they have mines; and instead of slaves they use young men in the vigour of life…and that they make no accurate study of the sciences except that of medicine, for they regard too much training in some of them as wickedness; for example, military science and the like…

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  1. January 19, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Thanks…befitting the constant of abuses–daily–to my psyche’s conciousness!

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