The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

Montaigne 1.15

Bombardment of Athens
The bombardment of the Acropolis in 1687 from at 1707 edition of Francesco Finelli’s Atene attica : descritta da suoi principii fino all’acquisto fatto dall’armi venete nel 1687 (originally available via the Ottoman Imperial Archives, but no longer)

So above all things a man should take heed, if he can, against falling into the hands of an enemy judge who is victorious and armed.

—Montaigne (Essays, ‘One does not
with impunity defend a place
obstinately and against reason’)1

  1. One of my favorite titles so far. []


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