'SOME ARE BORN INTO GREATNESS
Some are born into greatness; others have greatness thrust upon them
Some are born into greatness, some achieve greatness, and some scratch and claw and worry their way to greatness (paraphrased from Bill Shakespeare). Getting straight-A’s isn’t always easy, but you hold out hope that in the end, you'll . CAN I GET AN AMEN? However, it’s not always easy to be the best. Forget parties, television, and sanity: perfect marks will take major sacrifice. Here are some things you know to be true if you are a notorious straight-A student:
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Some are born into greatness and others have greatness thrust upon them. Genoa was forced into greatness by an unpromising birthright that at the turn of the millennium consisted of little more than rocks, sea and Muslim slave raiders. From this, the city state of Genoa rose to become a merchant-pirate superpower, Venice’s warring twin, and a vital cog in the medieval economy that dragged Europe firmly out of the Dark Ages.
Genoa is at the centre of Liguria, a disarmingly remote area that sits right next to some of the most connected and dynamic places in southern Europe – the Po valley, Milan, Turin and southern France. It is remote because of simple geography, shielded from the rest of Italy by the sea and a wall of mountains that rises up from a seaboard stretching from Monaco to the Tuscan borders, before falling sharply and giving way to the fertile, mosquito-infested plains to the north. This remoteness meant that for centuries, through Roman rule and the involvement of the Ostrogoths and Byzantines, Genoa was left largely to its own devices as a provincial outpost that at best was on a sea lane to somewhere else. It was also a poor region, without the tides or shallow seas to sustain much of a fishing industry, and with resources like the timber from its chestnut trees trapped high up on the slopes without navigable rivers to get them to the coast.