Curtis' Botanical Magazine, London (1808). Courtesy of The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.


Panem et Circenses

"… Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses..."

- Juvenal, Satire X, circa 140 B.C.

1 comment:

  1. Ryan! Where have you been!? I miss your long, philosophical posts!