History of the Peloponnesian War

Thucydides

Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.

‘It is natural and excusable for men in our position to turn more ways than one both in thought and utterance.

However, the question in this conference is, as you say, the safety of our country; and the discussion, if you please, can proceed in the way which you propose.’