Thucydides takes Hollywood.
Below is a scene from the summer blockbuster 'Wonder Woman' featuring a conversation between General Erich Ludendorff (real Prussian general responsible for Germany’s military policy and strategy in latter years of WWI) and Wonder Woman, who is named Diana.
General Ludendorff: “Enjoying the party?”
Wonder Woman (Diana): “I confess I’m not sure what we’re celebrating tonight.”
General Ludendorff: “A German victory, of course.”
Wonder Woman (Diana): “Victory? When I hear peace is so close?”
General Ludendorff: “Peace is only an armistice in an endless war.”
Wonder Woman (Diana): “Thucydides.”
General Ludendorff: “You know your Ancient Greeks. They understood that War is a God. A God that requires human sacrifice.”
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