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Faced with the ups and downs of life, love, and fortune, the ancient Greeks shrugged their shoulders and quoted—or created—an apt proverb. Aristotle, for example, observed, “Democracy is the worst form of despotism.” Pindar instructed, “Praise old wine, but new poetry.” These proverbs are as earthy, direct, sharp, and vivid today as when they were first uttered. The best ...more
Hardcover, 80 pages
Published April 1st 2001 by Appletree Press
(first published 1998)
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