It’s Only After You’ve Lost Everything That You’re Free to Do Anything

One day late in the fourth century BC, the Phoenician merchant Zeno set sail on the Mediterranean Sea with a cargo full of Tyrian purple dye. Prized by the wealthy and by royalty, who dressed themselves in clothes colored with it, the rare dye was painstakingly extracted by slaves from the blood of sea snails … Continue reading It’s Only After You’ve Lost Everything That You’re Free to Do Anything