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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

for the gods

histories

herodotus

440 bc

Link

2017-10-07

"for when the god told him that, if he attacked the persians, he would destroy a mighty empire, he ought, if he had been wise, to have sent again and inquired which empire was meant, that of cyrus or his own; but if he neither understood what was said, nor took the trouble to seek for enlightenment, he has only himself to blame for the result." - herodotus, history

silly oracle. wonder if the one in minneapolis is as tricky. i think it's upgraded from iambic pentameter to mysql query.