Belisarius Famous Quotes & Sayings

3 Belisarius Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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The spectator and historian of [Belisarius's] exploits has observed, that amidst the perils of war, he was daring without rashness, prudent without fear, slow or rapid according to the exigencies of the moment; that in the deepest distress he was animated by real or apparent hope, but that he was modest and humble in the most prosperous fortune.Edward Gibbon Belisarius Sayings By Edward Gibbon: The spectator and historian of [Belisarius's] exploits has observed, that amidst the perils of war,
In the middle of the sixth century there was, however, a period when the Roman dominion was revived in the West-from the East. During Justinian's reign in Constantinople, his generals reconquered Africa, Italy, and southern Spain. That achievement, associated mainly with the name of Belisarius, is the more remarkable because of two features-first, the extraordinarily slender resources with which Belisarius undertook these far-reaching campaigns; second, his consistent use of the tactical defensive. There is no parallel in history for such a series of conquests by abstention from attack. They are the more remarkable since they were carried out by an army that was based on the mobile arm-and mainly compose of cavalry. Belisarius had no lack of audacity, but his tactics were to allow-or tempt-the other side to do the attacking. IF that choice was, in part, imposed on him by his numerical weakness, it was also a matter of subtle calculation, both tactical and psychological.B.H. Liddell Hart Belisarius Sayings By B.H. Liddell Hart: In the middle of the sixth century there was, however, a period when the Roman
All forms of literature are dangerous; but in none is the danger more acute than in historical fiction...John Julius Norwich Belisarius Sayings By John Julius Norwich: All forms of literature are dangerous; but in none is the danger more acute than