Happy to oblige
This is King Demetrius, relatively unknown masterpiece from Constantine Cavafy: http://www.cavafy.com/poems/content.asp?id=213&cat=1
His Macedonian troops forsaking him,
and manifest their preference for Pyrrhus, —
Demetrius the King (a great-souled man
he was) did not at all, so people said,
act like unto a King. For he then went
and took off the majestic dress he wore
took off the purple shoes; and hastily
slipped into plain attire, and stole away:
behaving as behaves a common player,
who, having played his part upon the stage,
changes his dress and leaves the theatre.
So, Shakespeare just stole all that stuff from the Greeks, huh?
Brilliant, just brilliant
Thanks for that
Why does the book end at 1815? The end of the Napoleonic wars?
I knew you would love that one.
I was saving it for your appearance.
1815 is perhaps arbitrary. I'm not sure. But it does fit in with the early nation forming quite well in that it was when the European powers backed off. So far we are dealing with the Jeffersonian revolution and republicanism. It's not chronological but is organized around topics.
I was shocked and overwhelmed during my first winter in Pittsburgh. I still am
Mind you, Madison and Chicago were even worse
Understandable coming from the perfection of the Greek Isles.
She called it since DC I think
What? Nole fans doing the tour of honour?
Never in doubt