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Dirt befell him

Posted by anandrr on September 21, 2008

Image stolen shamelessly. © Sagalassos Archaeological Research Project

The BBC is reporting that a large statue of Marcus Aurelius has been recently unearthed from the ruins of a bath. It is thought that an earthquake buried the bath and its statue occupants for posterity. If I may just add, it is rather fitting that Marcus Aurelius came in for this treatment, after all as Bertie Wooster once reported:

‘I wonder if I might call your attention to an observation of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius? He said “Does aught befall you? It is good. It is part of the destiny of the Universe ordained for you from the beginning. All that befalls you is part of the great web.”’

I breathed a bit sterterously.

‘He said that, did he? ‘

‘Yes, sir. ‘

‘Well, you can tell him from me, he’s an ass. Are my things packed?’

– Mating Season


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