Sunday, June 6, 2010

C. Buckley on the Greek financial crisis

Amid the general murmuring, Cephalus, a Retiree, began to curse so vehemently as to make Hera turn the color of pomegranate, saying that he too had been ill used by the Assembly.

Now they tell me, he said, that I may no longer have free passage aboard the state inter-island trireme for my visits to Mykonos, where I make sacrifice to Apollo Suntan Oil. Am I to pay for transport out of my own purse? Did I not give Athens a lifetime of service, a full 10 years, licensing and dispensing the monthly bonuses to Thessalonian olive inspectors?
The Debt of Socrates, by Christopher Buckley, The New York Times

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