A sad situation.

The mountains look on Marathon
And Marathon looks on the sea;
And musing there an hour alone,
I dream’d that Greece might still be free…..

 From ‘The Isles of Greece’  by Lord Byron.

2 thoughts on “A sad situation.

  1. I found this in someone’s blog and thought it a propos – too far off to have an opinion but I liked the reference!

    The one thing certain is the Greek collective sense of resilience in the face of insulting ultimatums or overbearing and overpowering pressures and from outsiders.

    Herodotus, recounting an incident before the Battle of Thermopylae, recalls how Dienekes of Sparta was told that the Persian archers were so numerous that when they shot their volleys, their arrows would blot out the sun. He responded with laconic resilience: “So much the better, we’ll fight in the shade.”

    1. It seems there are many outside influences that have their own agenda (not always honourable) it is always the Demos that suffer; they should have the final say, especially Greece.


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