, the leader of the Greeks in the Trojan war, and Nineveh
, where was the royal palace of the Assyrians, are utterly ruined and desolate; while Boeotian Thebes, once deemed worthy to be the head of the Greek people, why, its name includes only the acropolis and its few inhabitants. Of the opulent places in the ancient world, Egyptian Thebes and Minyan Orchomenus are now less prosperous than a private individual of moderate means, while Delos
, once the common market of Greece
, has no Delian inhabitant, but only the men sent by the Athenians to guard the sanctuary.