When Do I Get Paid?

“One type of expense incurred in modern wars was not always present in the ancient world: paying the troops. As we have seen, in the classical city state citizenship was bound up with military service. For a long time city states thus had no need to pay their citizen-soldiers. In the Greek world the only… Read More

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Free & Brave…

“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… Read More

Cowards & Fools…

“The Nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools.” 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… Read More

The Value of Silence!

“In the moment of action remember the value of silence and order.” Phormio of Athens (Died 428 BC) Phormio, the son of Asopius, was an Athenian general and admiral before and during the Peloponnesian War. A talented naval commander, Phormio commanded at several famous Athenian victories in 428 BC, and was honoured after his death… Read More