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- A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.
- Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts and eloquence, native to famous wits.
- John Milton, Paradise Regained