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Themistocles.

Postby peripatein » Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:39 pm

Dear Members,

I would be grateful should someone please enlighten me as to the classical source of the following statement:
"I cannot fiddle, but I can make a great state from a little city".

Sincerely,

Yuval.
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Re: Themistocles.

Postby Swth\r » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:59 pm

It is more likely from Herodote or Plutarch, but I am not sure 100%...
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Re: Themistocles.

Postby cb » Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:32 am

hi, i think this is what you are referring to:

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/tex ... ection%3D3

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Re: Themistocles.

Postby Swth\r » Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:23 pm

Exactly! The specific passage is...

πόλιν δὲ μικρὰν καὶ ἄδοξον παραλαβὼν ἔνδοξον καὶ μεγάλην ἀπεργάσασθαι.
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