Daily Archives: Sunday: November 20, 2005

Gómez Dávila On Reading

Sólo debemos leer para descubrir lo que debemos releer eternamente. We ought to read only to discover what we ought to reread forever. (Nicolás Gómez Dávila, Escolios a un Texto Implícito, 1.214) Lector auténtico es el que lee por placer … Continue reading

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Pedantic Leg Footnote

If I’m not mistaken, the “gloriously accoutred warrior”* Chloreus who inadvertently lures Camilla to her death in Book XI is the first character in the Aeneid who is wearing any pants: of his many colorful garments, the last mentioned is … Continue reading

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