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The Classical Era along with the rise and fall of the Roman Empire has done much to shape Western civilization, providing the foundations for which today’s societies are built upon (or at least, have been somewhat influenced by). From this period of time, the ideas of democracy and imperialism were born, and some of the greatest tales of Western mythology have been woven into the human literary tapestry. Even now, the sages of yesteryear still lend us their wisdom on the loading screens of Total War: Rome II, remarking on both individual and societal mores relevant to this day.
Here are a few of our favorites:
10. “Quick decisions are unsafe decisions.” – Sophocles
9. “Even the bravest are frightened by sudden terrors.” – Tacitus
8. “Learn as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die tomorrow.” – Latin proverb
7. “An alliance with the powerful is never to be trusted.” – Phaedrus
6. “A people’s voice is dangerous when charged with wrath.” – Aeschylus
5. “A bad peace is even worse than war.” – Tacitus
4. “The wise man speaks because he has something to say, the fool because he must say something.” – Aristotle
3. “Timidi mater non flet.” – Latin proverb (A coward’s mother does not weep)
2. “The wounds of love can only be healed by the ones who made them.” – Publius Servus
1. “Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage.” – Thucydides