Sunday, November 29, 2015

Where do you run, Phidippides?

When Phidippides arrived
in Sparta, having run to
the city for help at Mar-
athon, he was refused be-
cause the Spartans claim-
ed religious constraints,
in omens of the heavens.

That was 490 BC; but who
needs precedent, when we

He might as well have run
to the Republicans, skip-
shame attaches to a super-
stition recited by power,
at any peril of sacrifice.

lone. It can be done, but
again, not without saving
superstition, its Sparta.

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