Thucydides (c. 460-400 BCE)

“Colonists are not sent abroad to be slaves of those who remain behind, but to be their equals.”

  • History of the Peloponnesian War (Book I, section 34) by Thucydides, translated by Rex Warner (Penguin Classics, 1972). The quote was supposedly from a speech delivered by a Corcyraean ambassador to Athens in 433 BCE, when they were seeking help agaisnt Corinth.


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