Aristophanes

c.450 - c.385 BC

A Quote by Aristophanes on cities, enemies, friendship, learning, men, and war

Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war. . . .

Aristophanes (c.450 - c.385 BC)

Source: Birds, 414 BC

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Aristophanes on problems and work

Meton (astronomer in 5th century BC): With the straight ruler I set to work To make the circle four-cornered . [First allusion to the problem of squaring the circle]

Aristophanes (c.450 - c.385 BC)

Contributed by: Zaady

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