Dsquared posts on Crooked Timber, asks only Greeks to comment. Comments thread predictably explodes into erudite snark, notably Joshua W. Burton’s take on Tennyson’s Ulysses:
. . . Come, my friends, ‘Tis not too late to seek a newer deal. Push off, and sitting well in order smite The hounding Euros; for my purpose holds To sail beyond the market, and the wrath Of all the western banks, until I die. It may be that the Gulf will buy us up: It may be we shall touch the Cayman Isles And see the great Onassis, whom we knew. Though much is taken, much abides; and though We are not now that strength which in old days Moved oil and cargo; that which we are, we are; One equal temper of expatriate wealth, Made weak by various new reporting regulations, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to borrow, and not to yield.