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Seneca

Issue 383

” How long shall we weary heaven with petitions for superfluous luxuries, as though we had not at hand wherewithal to feed ourselves? How long shall we fill our plains with huge cities? How long shall the people slave for us unnecessarily? How long shall countless ships from every sea bring us provisions for the consumption of a single mouth?”

Plus ça change... The Roman dramatist Seneca, who died 65 years into the Christian era.

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