I’m Loving “Dictator”

Dictator

Just started reading Robert Harris’ “Dictator“, the third in his Cicero trilogy (after “Imperium” and “Lustrum“). Pacy historical fiction, this from the first few chapters:

“when I tried to advance the Stoic argument that possessions and rank are unnecessary, given that virtue alone is sufficient for happiness, he threw a stool at my head.”

“However, there is always this to be said for politics: it is never static. If the good times do not last, neither do the bad. Like Nature, it follows a perpetual cycle of growth and decay, and no statesman, however cunning, is immune to this process”

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