N.G.L. Hammond Quotes (4 quotes)
“The toponyms of the Macedonian homeland are the most significant. Nearly all of them are Greek.”
The Macedonian State (1989)
“The Balkan situation was far from secure, with the Odrysians and Scythians only recently defeated and with the Triballi still defiant. Yet Philip was confident of success in the interest of the Greek-speaking world and of Macedonia in particular.”
The Genius of Alexander the Great, p.21, Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd (November 26, 2004)
“Youth is fair, a graceful stag,
Leaping, playing in a park.
Age is gray, a toothless hag,
Stumbling in the dark.”
―Isaac Leib Peretz
Sewing the Wedding Gown, 1906. Nine One-Act Plays from Yiddish. B. F. White, translated Boston, John W. Luce & Co., 1932, p. 127.
Chapter 1, The Overworld - Quotes and text from the Dying Earth novels
“As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in?”
―Alexis de Tocqueville
Letter to Ernest de Chabrol, 9 June 1831 Tocqueville Reader, p. 41
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Bio: Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière Hammond CBE, DSO was a British scholar of ancient Greece of great accomplishment and an operative for the British Special Operations Executive in occupied Greece during World War II.