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101. Ath. 'Not so, if you calmly reflect: for you are not fighting against equals to whom you1 cannot yield without disgrace, but you are taking counsel whether or no you shall resist an overwhelming force. The question is not one of honour but of prudence.'

1 There is no cowardice in yielding to superior force.

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    • T. G. Tucker, Commentary on Thucydides: Book 8, 8.89
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