or Policy—i.e. delay. “Win like Fabius, by delay.”
The Roman general Fabius wearied out Hannibal by marches,
counter-marches, ambuscades, and skirmishes, without ever coming to an
open engagement. Fabius died B.C. 203.
“Met by the Fabian tactics, which proved fatal to its predecessor.”
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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