Die Fighting for Sparta (Morir en defensa de Esparta)

Quote of the Week / La cita de la semana:

Plutarch (c. 46 AD – c. 120 AD)

When someone said to Astycratidas, after the defeat of Agis their king in the battle against Antipater in the vicinity of Megalopolis, “What will you do, men of Sparta? Will you be subject to the Macedonians? he said, “What! Is there any way in which Antipater can forbid us to die fighting for Sparta?”


A Asticrátidas, cuando después de ser derrotado Agis, su rey, en la batalla contra Antípatro, cerca de Megalópolis, alguien le dijo: «¿Qué haréis, espartanos?, Os someteréis por ventura a los macedonios?», respondió: «¿Qué?, Acaso podría Antípatro impedir que nosotros muriéramos en defensa de Esparta?»

(Plutarch: Morals, Vol. III, Sayings of Spartans) / Plutarco: Obras morales y de costumbres, III. Máximas de espartanos)

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