cardo et decumanus

Every Man is a Roman Forum.
All things are up and down — east and west to me. In me is the forum out of which go the Appian and Sacred ways, and a thousand beside, to the ends of the world– If I forget my centralness, and say a bean winds with or against the sun, and not right or left, it will not be true south of the equator.
[H. D. Thoreau, Journal, 11 July 1839]

cardo et decumanus

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