Robyns Lake House

Wine Thoughts

In The Knights, Aristophanes, (c. 448-380 BC) has the servant Demosthenes saying:

"Oh! alas! alas! alas! Oh! woe! oh! woe! Miserable Paphlagonian! may the gods destroy both him and his cursed advice!"

Demosthenes then talks to fellow servant Nicias and learns that he too has been beaten by their master as a result of Paphlagonians lies. Calmed by this knowledge, Demosthenes consoles his friend with this sage advice:

"When men drink, then they are rich and successful and win lawsuits and are happy and help their friends. Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever."

At Robyn's Lake House we give out lots of advice, hoping that like a glass of wine it is taken in good spirits.

"Those who heed advice are blessed, but worthless, those who heed not, take not, and never rest."