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Polybius: Diplomacy versus war


Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

Greek and Roman writers on war and peace

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From The Histories
Translated by W.R. Paton

And surely to conquer one’s enemies by generosity and equity is of far higher service than any victory in the field; for to arms the vanquished yield from necessity, to virtue from conviction; in the one case the correction of error is made with much sacrifice, in the other the erring are guided to better ways without suffering hurt.

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