Sir Jason honors us with these immortal tidbits of wisdom...history with humor!
Croesus and Cyrus watching the pillaging of Croesus'
city by the Persian army:
Croesus: What are your men doing?
Cyrus: That's easy, looting your city and taking your
Croesus: I have no treasure left, remember? That's now
YOUR treasure they are taking!
Spartan observers viewing Persians slain by the
Spartan Exile to King Xerxes:
"The Spartans are free, but not in all things. Their law is their master. They
fear it more then your slaves fear you."
Description of the Greek fleet at Salamis:
"...the utterly ruinous rams..."
Xerxes witnessing Queen Artemisia's cunning evasion of Captain Aminias' attack at Salamis:
"My men have become women and my women have become
Athenian politician Themistocles to companion as the
Persian dead were rifled after the Battle of Salamis:
"Help yourself for you are not Themistocles."
Themistocles shaking down the city of Andros for contributions:
"Athens has two great goddesses-Persuasion and Necessity."
Reply: "Andros also has two great goddesses-Poverty
Timely thoughts, Sir Jason. When we reflect on how little human nature and our world has changed in three thousand years, it becomes apparent that our actions remain the same; only the toys have changed.