The importance of the Greek civilization has been overlooked in most American studies. We owe so much to the Greeks in art, architecture, dance, drama, poetry, rhetoric, philosophy, theoretical mathematics. They practically invented the categories of present day Western thought.
They also left us something else. A detailed history of a war which brought a democratic superpower from glory to ruin. So as we turn back the clock to 480 B.C. you might ask yourself, as you become aware, is this story a model to copy or a horror story to avoid?
They repeatedly reminded us of Hubris., the unforgivable sin of acting cocky when things are going well. Bush landing on an aircraft carrier with the signs, "Mission Accomplished." Hubris is followed inexorably and inevitably by Nemesis. ****
"I just put my feet on the ground and move them around."
~ Fred Astaire
"Music, Music, Music" by Theresa Brewer
"I think sometimes could I only have music on my own terms, could I live in a great city, and know where I could go whenever I wished the ablution and inundation of musical waves, that were a bath and a medicine." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson