Sifting Through the Ash Heap of History

Petrarch called Rome "a rubbish heap of history."

That's what Ferdinand Gregorovius says Petrarch wrote in a letter, at any rate....

...A bit over a half-millennium after Petrarch, a fair number of notables have used variations on "rubbish heap of history:"...

...So I'll be sifting through our ash heap: starting with a wrap-up of what I said about Pericles and good times (for some) in Athens three weeks back.

More at A Catholic Citizen in America.


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