Polo Week: The Art of War

“May the heads of your enemies be your polo balls.”

The Persian poet Hafiz (1320–1389) wishes Tamerlane the Great well.

Quoted in “From Iran to All of Asia: The Origin and Diffusion of Polo,” by H E Chehabi and Allen Guttmann in Journal of the History of Sport, vol. 19, June–September 2002.

Published by Susanna Forrest

Writer Amazons of Paris, The Age of the Horse and If Wishes Were Horses.

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  1. haha! and may our polo mallet be made of love and patience… nothing like killing them with kindness… :) love the polo week- I’ve started rough drafts of a polo week of my own, though more of a legal perspective than historical- I’ll be sure to refer readers to your golden nuggets of polo insight!

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