Saturday, June 18, 2011

He Was Victorious

In 450 BC, the Athenian general Cimon, died at sea defending the city of Citium in a major battle with the Persians. On his deathbed, he urged his officers to conceal his death from both their allies and the Persians. The quote "Και Νεκρός Ενίκα" ("Even in death he was victorious") refers to Cimon.

Photo taken by zenithfivenine outside of Larnaca, Cyprus.

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