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[7] And, remember, it is far more glorious to win a victory in war than in a boxing match, because, whereas the state as well as the victor has a considerable share in this glory,1 for a victory in war the gods generally crown states with happiness as well. For my part, therefore, I know not why any art should be more assiduously cultivated than the arts of war.


1 He does not express himself clearly, but by “this glory” he means “the glory of a victory whether won in war or in the games.”

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