« As to your question about the reason for my having sent for Chrysippus—two of my shops have fallen down and the rest are cracking. So not only the tenants but the very mice have migrated. Other people call this a misfortune, I don't call it even a nuisance. Oh Socrates and Socratic philosophers, I shall never be able to thank you enough! Good heavens, how paltry such things are in my eyes! But after all I am adopting a plan of building on the suggestion and advice of Vestorius, which will convert this loss into a gain. [...] The fall of the houses did not depreciate the value of the property: I am not sure that it didn't increase it. » Marcus Tullius Cicero, Letters to Atticus 14.9, 14.11 (Puteoli, BC 44).