By John F. Di Leo -
As the 2016 election approaches, have we learned anything from history?
On April 24, 1184 B.C., as legend has it, the Trojans looked out over their city wall, and saw the Greek ships sailing away, the Greeks apparently having given up after ten long years of war.
All that was left was a horse. A great big, huge, heavy, beautiful horse statue on wheels, bearing a note, reading “The Greeks dedicate this thank-offering to Athena for their return home.”
Well, the Trojans were no fools; they saw a great big piece of art, obviously the result of great work and of some significant value, dedicated to the Athenians’ goddess, and they did what anyone would do: they stole it from Athena, hauling it into the city walls. They patted themselves on the back for having won, threw a big party, and went to sleep.