15 March 2007


See, how their iron spades glitter and how beautifully their three-pronged mattocks glisten in the sun! How regularly they align the plants! I also burn myself to go into the country and to turn overthe earth I have so long neglected. Friends, do you remember the happylife that Peace afforded us formerly; can you recall the splendidbaskets of figs, both fresh and dried, the myrtles, the sweet wine,the violets blooming near the spring, and the olives, for which wehave wept so much? Worship, adore the goddess for restoring you somany blessings. -- Aristophanes, Peace

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