Tuesday, April 27, 2004

oh, how my gilded rose shines...

and here, friends, is the inimitable gil's translation of thucydides' comment on pericles' incredibly persuasive and powerful oratorical skill. when the athenians would get overly confident, pericles 'got them going in the direction of fear with his astounding downess'.

yes, i know--it is totally awesome.

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