Circumspice

posted by
June 23, 2011
The Libertarian Enterprise
by Jim Davidson  
Posted in Commentary

"There is an old story that there were many statues to the gods in Rome, including the many Roman emperors who were deified by the senate, including especially Augustus. However, a visitor to Rome in ancient times was hard pressed to find a statue of Julius Caesar. Remarking upon this issue, according to lore, the traveller would be told, 'si monumentum requires, circumspice.' If you seek his monument, look around you. Or, in less poetic phrasing, if you are looking for the great edifice erected to the memory of Julius Caesar, it is Rome itself." (06/20/11)

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2011/tle624-20110619-07.html  

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