Tides of War: A Novel of Alcibiades and the Peloponnesian War Quotes

Steven Pressfield
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"I agreed to assist the man in the preparation of his defense. I did so not because I believed he could be acquitted or deserved to be (he himself readily ratified his own inculpation), but because I felt the publication of his history must be accomplished, if only before a jury, to hold the mirror up to the democracy which, by its conviction of the noblest citizen it had ever produced, my master Socrates, had evinced such wickedness as to crown and consummate its own self-immolation" (Jason, Chapter I, pg. 6.)

"His name, Polemides, as you know, means 'child of war'. But he was not a child of just any war, rather one unprecedented in scale and duration and distinguished beyond all previous conflicts by its debasement of that code of honor, justice and voluntary restraint by whose tenets all prior strife among Hellenes had been conducted" (Jason, Chapter II...

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