Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Athens in Dixie, part 5

The ongoing series goes on.

"There's a difference in living and living well
You can't have it all all by yourself
Something's always missing
'Til you share it with someone else"
--George Strait, "Living and Living Well"

"While the city comes into being for the sake of living, it exists for the sake of living well."
--Aristotle, Politics I.2

I mean, how much more explicit can my Greek thought/Country music analogy get?


Withywindle said...

Oh, I'm a good old Spartan,
Now that's just what I am.
And for this Theban nation
I do not give a damn.
I'm glad I fought agin' em--
I only wish we'd won
So we could have our helots back
And working in the sun.

Miss Self-Important said...

Yes, let's call that the classical origins of Southern Rock, a sister-genre to country music. Like Spartan literature itself, it is conspicuous in its absence from the series.