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Biography - Pindar:

Ancient Greek lyric poet. (*Approximate years of birth and death).
Born: -552 - Died: -543
Period:
5th century BC
6th century BC
Place of birth: Greece
Greece

War is sweet to those who have no experience of it,
but the experienced man trembles exceedingly at heart on its approach.




Note 

Note



Fragment 110




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Douce chose, la guerre, aux inexperts, mais qui l'a éprouvée
frémit à son approche en son cœur au plus haut point.


German
Süß ist der Krieg nur dem Unerfahrenen, der Erfahrene aber fürchtet im Herzen sein Nahen.




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