“Men willingly believe when they want to.”Julius Caesar (100 BCE to 44 BCE) Gaius Julius Caesar was a celebrated Roman general and statesman, the conqueror of Gaul (58-50 BCE), victor in the civil war of 49-45 BCE, and dictator (46-44 BCE). He was launching a series of political and social reforms when he was assassinated… Read More
“The fear of battle is worse than war itself.” Seneca (Died 65 AD) Seneca the Younger, fully Lucius Annaeus Seneca and also known simply as Seneca, was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist. He was born in Córdoba in Hispania, and raised in Rome, where he was trained in rhetoric and philosophy.
“It is a pity that kings and rulers do not apply their mental powers as effectively to the preservation of peace as to the prosecution of war.” Gaius Sallustius Crispus (86 BC to 35/34 BC) Commonly referred to as Sallust, he was a Roman historian and one of the great Latin literary stylists, noted for… Read More
“Endless money forms the sinews of war.” Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC to 43 BC) Roman statesman, lawyer, scholar, and writer who vainly tried to uphold republican principles in the final civil wars that destroyed the Roman Republic. His writings include books of rhetoric, orations, philosophical and political treatises, and letters. He is remembered in… Read More