Diodorus Siculus

Diodorus Siculus

King Croesus, watching Persian soldiers sack [his capital city], is supposed to have asked the Persian King Cyrus, 'What is it that all those men of yours are so intent upon doing?' 'They are plundering your city and carrying off your treasures,' Cyrus replied. 'Not my city or my treasures,' Croesus corrected him. 'Nothing there any longer belongs to me. It is you they are robbing.'More Diodorus Siculus quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Such was the end of Philip (II, king of Macedonia) ...He had ruled 24 years. He is known to fame as one who with but the slenderest resources to support his claim to a throne won for himself the greatest empire among the Hellenes (Greeks), while the growth of his position was not due so much to his prowess in arms as to his adroitness and cordiality in diplomacy.More Diodorus Siculus quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Over the door of the library in Thebes is the inscription "Medicine for the soul.More Diodorus Siculus quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The myths about Hades and the gods, though they are pure invention, help to make men virtuous.More Diodorus Siculus quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Physically the Celts are terrifying in appearance, with deep sounding and very harsh voices. In conversation they use few words and speak in riddles, for the most part hinting at things and leaving a great deal to be understood. They frequently exaggerate with the aim of extolling themselves and diminishing the status of others. They are boasters and threateners and given to bombastic self-dramatization, and yet they are quick of mind and with good natural ability for learning.More Diodorus Siculus quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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