Also Seen: Ancient Oaths in Bristol

Tip o’ the pileus to Virginia Knight who sent in a piece from the Guardian about the first acts of Bristol’s newly-elected mayor … right at the end, we read:

[…] Ferguson completed his speech by asking everyone present to join him as he took the oath made by young men of Athens when they became citizens: “I shall not leave this city any less but rather greater than I found it.”

If you’re wondering about the ‘full’ oath, it’s Lycurgus’ Against LeontinesWikipedia is actually rather good with this one.

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