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Tsipras, Pyrrhus and the question of Cineas

By Stelios Orphanides

Cineas, a Thessalian politician and Epicurean philosopher, asked King Pyrrhus, before he embarked on his military campaign in Italy, what his intentions would be in the case he was victorious against the Romans. The king of Epirus, who wanted to emulate his distant relative Alexander the Great, replied that once the Romans were defeated, the whole Italian peninsula would be there for the taking.

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