Mankind can do such wonderful works,
but along with this comes the quirks.
The dichotomy of man is so plainly seen,
where petty tyrant defeats Persian king.
The example of Attica's hilled shores of Greece,
in periods of war spent for moments of peace.
So celebrate the good, but know all the while,
that irony is simply hypocrisy with style.
*Miltiades Athenian general who commanded at Marathon.