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ALCAEUS
Greek lyric poet
(fl. c. 600 BC)

Not stones, nor wood, nor the art of artisans make a state; but where men are who know how to take care of themselves, these are cities and walls.
      - attributed to,
        by Aristides, "Orations", vol. II (Jebb's edition, Austin's translation)
        [Government]

The Arcadians were chestnut-eaters.
      - Fragment (LXXXVI) [Arcadia]

Fighting men are the city's fortress.
      - Fragment (XXII) [War]


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