May. 30th, 2017

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May. 30th, 2017 01:39 pm
stoutfellow: Joker (Joker)
The following passage from Polybius somehow strikes me funny. "He" is King Philip of Macedonia.

"[H]e came before daybreak to Meliteia, and placing scaling ladders against the walls, attempted to take the town by escalade. The suddenness and unexpectedness of the attack so dismayed the people of Meliteia, that he would easily have taken the town; but he was baffled by the fact of the ladders proving to be far too short."

(Polybius spends the next section pointing out how stupid this was.)

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