Friedrich Nietzsche, The Wanderer and His Shadow (Der Wanderer und sein Schatten).

The Wanderer and his Shadow, the second supplement to Human, All Too Human, first published in 1880.

  

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Cleverness of the Greek.  As the desire for victory and pre eminence is an ineradicable trait of human nature, older and more primitive than any respect of or joy in equality, the Greek State sanctioned gymnastic and artistic competitions among equals.  In other words, it marked out an arena where this impulse to conquer would find a vent without jeopardising the political order.  With the final decline of gymnastic and artistic contests the Greek State fell into a condition of profound unrest and dissolution.  
 

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