fifth century a.d. gallo-roman aristocrat and bishop sidonius apollinaris on rome:

“Rome the abode of law, the training-school of letters, the fount of honours, the head of the world, the motherland of freedom, the city unique upon earth, where none but the barbarian and the slave is foreign.”

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