Thursday, January 24, 2008

Dio's Question

Apropos of this, we are reminded of Dio's Rhetorical Question:
"For who does not realize that it is in no wise fitting, nor yet advantageous, to entrust affairs to any one man, or for any one man to be put in control of all the blessings we have, however excellent he may be? Great honors and excessive powers excite and ruin even such persons."

-- Cassius Dio (NEE: Cocceianus), Roman History (c. 222 A.D.) at Book 36.
Who doesn't? The "Yeas" are listed here.

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