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Pericles of Athens



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Since we are in an Athenian mood, may I suggest the famous words of
Pericles
of Athens:

"Here each individual is interested not only in his own affairs but in
the
affairs of the State as well; even those who are mostly occupied with
their
own business are extremely well-informed on general politics -- this is
a
peculiarity of ours: we do not say that a man who has no interest in
politics is a man who minds hos own business; we say that he has no
business
here at all." -- Thucydides, History of the Pelopennesian War, II.40,
quoted
by Subroto Roy and William E. James in the Introduction to Foundations
of
India's Political Economy: Towards an Agenda for the 1990s, Hawaii MS
1989,
Sage 1992.




-----Original Message-----
From: Dr. Sanjeev Sabhlok <sanjeev@sabhlokcity.com>
To: debate@indiapolicy.org <debate@indiapolicy.org>
Date: Wednesday, November 03, 1999 7:38 AM
Subject: Greek aoth.


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>Very nice. Will place it on an appropriate place on IPI's site and pass
it
>on to others.
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>At 10:01 PM 10/30/99 -0700, you wrote:
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>>I have come across the following oath which the Athenians were
required
>>to
>>take in the ancient times. Perhaps it has relevance for each and every

>>one
>>of us in our individual professional and personal lives.
>>
>>We will stive increasingly
>>to quicken the public sense of public duty;
>>That thus... we will transmit this city
>>not only not less, but greater,
>>better and more beautiful
>>than it was transmitted to us.
>>
>>Regards.
>>
>>Mukul Asher



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