Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tuesday, January 24

This comes from Book I of The Histories, by Herodotus:
[Persians] are accustomed to deliberating on the most serious business while they are drunk, and whatever decision they reach in these sessions, it is proposed to them again the next day by the host in whose house they had deliberated the night before.  Then, if the decision still please them when they are sober, they actd on it; if not, they give it up.  Conversely, whatever provisional decisions they consider while sober, they reconsider when they are drunk.
The first part, I can believe.  The second I doubt.

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