“…the wide elbow room of Rome and the Byzantine Empire!’”

12 Feb

“With what ease populations moved about in ancient Greek lands, in the world conquered and Hellenized by Alexander, the wide elbow room of Rome and the Byzantine Empire!”

Daniel Mendelsohn quoting the shamelessly seductive Patrick Leigh Fermor‘s (guess why the former, or/and the latter, loved Crete so much) great article in The New York Review of Books on Fermor’s The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos.

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Opportune time to talk about Macedonia, I guess, too.

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