Ben Ku: Heroes Wanted!—A Proclamation ~ 《汉武帝求茂才异等诏》 班固 with English Translations


《汉武帝求茂才异等诏》 班固


Heroes Wanted!—A Proclamation
Ben Ku

Exceptional work demands exceptional men. A bolting or a kicking horse may eventually become a most valuable animal. A man who is the object of the world’s detestation may live to accomplish great things. As with the untractable horse, so with the infatuated man; —it is simply a question of training.We therefore command the various district officials to search for men of brilliant and exceptional talents, to be Our generals, Our ministers, and Our envoys to distant states.

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