Hubris And The Polemic

“Polemos appeared in Greek literature as war’s vicious personification. One of Aesop’s fables describes how, as the God’s chose their mates, Polemos struggled to find a partner. Eventually only Hybris was left. She was the goddess of reckless, arrogant pride, from when we get the word ‘hubris’. Polemos fell madly in love with Hybris and followed her wherever she went. The moral of the story was that the nations of the world should never allow Hybris to come among them for if they did war would not be far behind.”

The Future of War by Lawrence Freedman

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