Further, we provide plenty of means for the
mind to refresh itself from business. We celebrate games and sacrifices all the year round, and the elegance of
our private establishments forms a daily source of pleasure and helps to
banish the spleen;
while the magnitude of our city draws the produce of the world into our
harbor, so that to the Athenian the fruits of other countries are as
familiar a luxury as those of his own.
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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