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Headword: Νοῦν ἔχειν
Adler number: nu,521
Translated headword: to be sensible
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Polybius [says]: "it is necessary for generals to be sensible and bold: these are the paramount things for activities which are precarious and perilous".
Greek Original:
Νοῦν ἔχειν: Πολύβιος: νοῦν ἔχειν καὶ τόλμαν δεῖ τοὺς στρατηγούς, ἅπερ ἐστὶ κυριώτατα πρὸς τὰς ἐπισφαλεῖς καὶ παραβόλους πράξεις.
Notes:
Polybius fr.63 B-W.
cf. generally nu 522.
Keywords: ethics; historiography; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 December 2003@08:14:16.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (supplemented translation, set status) on 19 December 2003@19:54:31.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 21 December 2003@06:27:53.
David Whitehead on 17 June 2013@07:06:52.

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