Saturday, November 19, 2005


Rise and Fall

Herodotus 1.5.3-4 (tr. Aubrey de Sélincourt):
I will proceed with my history, telling the story as I go along of small cities no less than of great. Most of those which were great once are small today; and those which in my lifetime have grown to greatness, were small enough in the old days. It makes no odds whether the cities I write of are big or little -- for in this world nobody remains prosperous for long.

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