Quintus Smyrnaeus, The Fall of Troy, 6.30-31

Well, I for one am NOT so sure about that! Look what happened in the 1930s when people around the world took neither Hitler nor the Japanese seriously. This MAY happen all over now with DAESH ISIS, dread the thought! Richard


“But let us hurry home, since it is far better to escape dreadful-sounding war than to die.”

ἡμεῖς δ’ αἶψα νεώμεθ’, ἐπεὶ πολὺ λώιόν ἐστιν

ἐκφυγέειν πολέμοιο δυσηχέος ἢ ἀπολέσθαι.

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