Quote of the Day: The Peloponnesian War

Self has done the old switcheroo. Instead of The Homewreckers, she’s decided to read The Peloponnesian War, by Thucydides. She’s started reading at a cracking pace (perhaps she’s too much of a Philistine, but she got really excited when she got to the parts about Xerxes and Themistocles, because these were characters in the 300 movies, which she absolutely loved).

There are so many parallels with today’s political events. Such as the fact that Thucydides, despite his being descended from two great Athenian families, was exiled for 20 years because he was found guilty of treason.

Such as the below quote:

So little pains do the vulgar take in the investigation of truth, accepting readily the first story that comes to hand.

The Peloponnesian war, book 1: the state of greece from the earliest times to the commencement of the peloponnesian war

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