|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Hellenica by Xenophon:
really intending to invade Caria, and that the satrap's palace was his
final goal. Accordingly he transferred the whole of his infantry to
that province, and proceeded to lead his cavalry round into the plain
of the Maeander. Here he conceived himself capable of trampling the
Hellenes under foot with his horsemen before they could reach the
craggy districts where no cavalry could operate.
But, instead of marching straight into Caria, Agesilaus turned sharp
off in the opposite direction towards Phrygia. Picking up various
detachments of troops which met him on his march, he steadily
advanced, laying cities prostrate before him, and by the
unexpectedness of his attack reaping a golden harvest of spoil. As a
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War by Frederick A. Talbot:
conclude that it constitutes an ideal system of communication
under such conditions in military operations.
But this is not the case. Wireless is utilised only to a very
limited extent. This is due to two causes. The one is of a
technical, the other of a strategical character.
The uninitiated, bearing in mind the comparative ease with which
wireless installations may be established at a relatively small
expense, would not unreasonably think that no serious
difficulties of a technical character could arise: at least none
which would defy solution. But these difficulties exist in two
or three different fields, each of which is peculiarly complex
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Alcibiades II by Platonic Imitator:
SOCRATES: But he who understands anything of the kind and has at the same
time the knowledge of the best course of action:--and the best and the
useful are surely the same?--
SOCRATES:--Such an one, I say, we should call wise and a useful adviser
both of himself and of the city. What do you think?
ALCIBIADES: I agree.
SOCRATES: And if any one knows how to ride or to shoot with the bow or to
box or to wrestle, or to engage in any other sort of contest or to do
anything whatever which is in the nature of an art,--what do you call him
who knows what is best according to that art? Do you not speak of one who