Sunday, November 29, 2015

Erudtions and Entertainment

11/29/15. Joseph Epstein's reviews a MASTERPIECE:

Edward Gibbon.  "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire."

"His real subject is good sense and decency in a losing battle with pride, greed, and vice."

All you need to enjoy this masterpiece that has held up for more than 200 years, Mr. Epstein, says, "is time, patience and an attentive mind"   --- rare qualities, indeed.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/empire-erudition-and-entertainment-1448661415
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