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April 02, 2018

Sparta: Money, Guns, Time & Budget.

War is the last of all things to go according to schedule.

-- Thucydides (460 BC - 395 BC) in The History of the Peloponnesian War.

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Spartan Woman Giving a Shield to Her Son, 1805, Jean-Jacques-François Le Barbier. In the lore and legend of Sparta, when a son left home for the armed forces, his mother said: "Fight well and fairly. Return with your shield or on it."

Posted by Holden Oliver (Kitzbühel Desk) at April 2, 2018 11:59 PM

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