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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:9674
AUTHOR:Miscellaneous Translations
QUOTATION:A Cadmean victory. 1
 
Note 1.
A Greek proverb. A Cadmean victory was one in which the victors suffered as much as their enemies.

[greek]—Herodotus: i. 166.

Where two discourse, if the one’s anger rise,
The man who lets the contest fall is wise.
Euripides: Fragment 656. Protesilaus. [back]
 

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