Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Not Good for the Tourist Trade

 So Pausanias,Guide to Greece, 1.32.3,  link.   W.H. Jones translates:
Here is also a separate monument to one man, Miltiades, the son of Cimon, although his end came later, after he had failed to take Paros and for this reason had been brought to trial by the Athenians. At Marathon every night you can hear horses neighing and men fighting. No one who has expressly set himself to behold this vision has ever got any good from it, but the spirits are not wroth with such as in ignorance chance to be spectators.
Link.  No, wait, maybe that is exactly what the tourist trade wants.

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