“Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not tale lightly the perils of war.”
Thucydides (460 to 404 BC)
Considered the greatest of ancient Greek historians and author of the History of the Peloponnesian War, which recounts the struggle between Athens and Sparta in the 5th century BC.
His work was the first recorded political and moral analysis of a nation’s war policies.