jun 29, 2011
“―I forget the place, sir. 279 B. C.
―Asculum, Stephen said, glancing at the name and date in the gorescarred book.
―Yes, sir. And he said: Another victory like that and we are done for.
That phrase the world had remembered. A dull ease of the mind. From a hill above a
corpsestrewn plain a general speaking to his officers, leaned upon his spear. Any general
to any officers. They lend ear.”
Stephen continues his lesson, and we learn something of both Pyrrhus and Nestor.