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I have his own words here
On all this -- brief and clear:
Let's think of them, my dear,
Sometimes when we two mix
In tedious politics
With its transparent tricks,
Much being under threat
Since we met --
The doings of the lady
From Cyprus I love now
and of Dionysus, and
of the muses, for these three
give people happiness
(so he wrote having written
also the laws for Athens
at her best).
And though whatever we do
May scatter in defeat
At last -- still it is true,
For these three time slows down,
While they are going on,
Until, in them alone,
Happiness is complete.
Solon knew