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"When a man's stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor."

“When a man’s stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.”

Euripides, Greek, playwright

Playwright

Meatballs with egg lemon sauce

Item: Meatballs with egg lemon sauce
Date: September 7, 2017
Location: Oikeio, Athens, Greece

In Athens, we were curious and intrigued by this “egg lemon sauce”, which seemed to be a Greek thing – so we ordered the meatballs with egg lemon sauce. 25 more words

Food

Dolma yialatzi (vine leafs stuffed with rice)

Item: Dolma yialatzi (vine leafs stuffed with rice)
Date: September 4, 2017
Location: Varka, Athens, Greece

Varka is a hidden gem in Athens. Situated away from the touristy areas, close by where my friend and I stayed in Athens, the restaurant offered a variety of authentic Greek dishes, including moussaka and dolma, which my friend insisted on trying. 27 more words

Food

“ To the question what wine he found pleasant to drink, he replied, ‘ That for which other people pay.’ ”

“ To the question what wine he found pleasant to drink, he replied,

‘ That for which other people pay.’ ”

Diogenes of Sinope, homeless, Greek, philosopher from Delphi Complete Works of Diogenes written by Laertius

Painter

Grilled octopus

Item: Grilled octopus
Date: September 3, 2017
Location: Salt and Pepper, Fira (Santorini), Greece

Grilled octopus at Salt and Pepper in Fira – great but the portion was a bit too small :(

Food

“buying and selling votes crept in...Money began to... determine elections... this process of corruption spread to the law courts. And then...”

“The abuse of buying and selling votes crept in and money began to play an important part in determining
elections.

Later on, this process of corruption spread to the law courts.

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Quotes For Now

"We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office."

“We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.”

Aesop, Greek, fabulist, quote attributed, (Image source: Victoria and Albert Museum, free online admission)

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