Great Quotes #1: One Of History's Great Double Entendres.

Croesus was the king of Lydia, an ancient kingdom in Asia Minor, until his defeat by the Persians in 547 BC, a major event in world history. The fall of Croesus is also remembered from what he was told when he consulted the Oracle of Delphi before attacking Persia and, according to Herodotus (mankind’s first serious historian), was told:

“If you do, you will destroy a great empire”

Maybe he should have thought about that a bit, you know?


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