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Peace, posted by ESC on June 05, 2004

Posted by Bernell Bircher on February 17, 2005

The phrase "if you want peace, prepare for war" is a transliteration of the Latin. I beleive the original phrase was "Se vis pacem, parabellum." I beleive it is contained in the book De Re Militarii or The Military Institutions of the Romans, by Flavius Vegetius.