previous next
[2] but filled full of barbaric arms and bloody spoils, and crowned round about with memorials and trophies of triumphs, she was not a gladdening or a reassuring sight, nor one for unwarlike and luxurious spectators. Indeed, as Epaminondas called the Boeotian plain a ‘dancing floor of Ares,’ and as Xenophon1 speaks of Ephesus as a ‘work-shop of war,’ so, it seems to me, one might at that time have called Rome, in the language of Pindar, ‘a precinct of much-warring Ares.’ 2

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

load focus Greek (Bernadotte Perrin, 1917)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: