Excerpt from A City of Caprice I sometimes wonder if, in days When Rome and Thebes were young, When Athens ruled her epic sea And all its isles among, When glory ﬂung her torch in turn Unto each city-state, You too, would t have caught at it, And men have called you great. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.