Collins, Derek. 2004. Master of the Game: Competition and Performance in Greek Poetry. Hellenic Studies Series 7. Washington, DC: Center for Hellenic Studies. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hul.ebook:CHS_CollinsD.Master_of_the_Game.2004.
καὶ ῥαπίζεσθαι καὶ ᾽Αρχίλοχον ὁμοίως.
[Heraclitus] used to say that Homer deserved to be thrown out
of the contests and thrashed, and Archilochus too.
In this passage πόλεμος must be interpreted metaphorically as strife, contention, and division in the order of things.  For Heraclitus these concepts are not ethically suspect; rather they underlie the creation of all distinctions in appearances that men fail to see.