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Old 01-07-2011, 08:25 PM   #46
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Akzion is on a distinguished road

Originally Posted by Soldier of Macedon View Post
Even after his death this so-called Persian agent was praised by the Hellenes, who wrote at the base of his statue that: Had you for Hellas been strong, as wise you were, The Macedonian had not conquered her.
This is from Plutarch's Demosthenes (30,5), so here's an accurate translation:
Είπερ ίσην ρώμην, γνώμη Δημόσθενες, είχες, ουποτ` αν Ελλήνων ήρξεν Άρης Μακεδών
If you had (physical) strength, Demosthenes, equal to your knowledge (understanding, intellect), never would have Hellenes be led by a Macedonian Ares (Mars).
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