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In Anecdotes, Gleanings from Readings on August 2, 2013 at 1:00 am

“Alaric, the Goth who would sack Rome in 410, demanded after taking Athens that he be permitted to spend the day exploring the famed city, admiring its monuments, attending its theater, and having Plato’s Timaeus read to him.”

 

(Source: Henri Daniel-Rops, The Church in the Dark Ages, trans. Audrey Butler (London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1959), 59.)

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