"By refusing to acknowledge the lessons of these stone monuments, he has failed to see that his reach has exceeded his grasp, and that his greed will be the very root of his failure. Right now his own empire crumbles about him, and soon he will find his foundations are dust, his dreams are vapours, and he himself will be an outcast in his own land. Far from dreams of glory, he will be a footnote to his own history. His lesson to the ages will not be wisdom, but a warning, and no monument to his age will stand among these columns."