We must not, then,’ said he,
‘tear down the bridge that is already there, Themistocles, nay rather, we must build another alongside it, if that be possible, and cast the fellow out of Europe in a hurry.’
‘Well, then,’ said Themistocles,
‘if that is what is thought for the best, it is high time for us all to be studying and inventing a way to get him out of Hellas by the speediest route.’
Plutarch. Plutarch's Lives. with an English Translation by. Bernadotte Perrin. Cambridge, MA. Harvard University Press. London. William Heinemann Ltd. 1914. 2.
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