I liked Socrates’ image of the Mediterranean, that great big watery basin, as a pond around which we live like frogs.

‘We live round a sea,’ Socrates had told his Athenian friends, ‘like frogs round a pond.’  


Source: Quoted in Peter Brown, The World of Late Antiquity AD 150-750 (London: Thames & Hudson, 1971 (1995)), p. 11

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