We hear things retrospectively when we have understood them - Marcel Proust
Very interesting. I wonder if he met, as he was very likely to, General Sir John Hackett, see Wikipedia. He knew all about Marcus Aurelius. I like to say that he was an old Army mate, although that would stretching it a bit, we worked in the same office for a while. Now and again he would use a latin tag and when I replied it used to spook the others.
Demetrius - I imagine it is likely that he met General Sir John Hackett. Perhaps Hackett introduced him to Marcus Aurelius.
AK, that was a superb interview and I am mightily relieved to discover that 'Mad Mike' is anything but mad, in fact, he is a veritable 'Cool Hand Luke'! If only we had a few Generals of his calibre!
David - impressive isn't he? Makes our lot seem very lightweight.
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