Monthly Archives: May 2006

Blogrolling

I’ve updated the blogroll on the right, adding Philolog and Thoughts on Antiquity to the Classics section, deleting a couple of inactive blogs from the Culture section, and catching up with a couple of name-changes. Another apparently classical weblog that … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Texts

(This is a rewrite of a previous Memorial Day post.) 1. Simonides’ epitaph on the 300 Spartans who died at Thermopylae: ὦ ξεῖν᾿, ἀγγέλλειν Λακεδαιμονίοις ὅτι τῇδε     κείμεθα τοῖς κείνων πειθόμενοι νομίμοις. Stranger, tell the Lacedemonians that we lie here, … Continue reading

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Aphorism of the Day

El paganismo es el otro Antiguo Testamento de la Iglesia. Paganism is the other Old Testament of the Church. (Nicolás Gómez Dávila, Escolios a un Texto Implícito, 1.206)

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Gluttony and Self-Knowledge

A link from Martin Kramer led me to two articles in the Chronicle of Higher Education by the pseudonymous ‘Thomas H. Benton’, The 7 Deadly Sins of Students and The 7 Deadly Sins of Professors. Here’s a bit from the … Continue reading

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Aphorism of the Day

Las escuelas filosóficas fueron las órdenes monásticas de la antigüedad.El pitagorismo, por ejemplo, se parece más a la reforma cluniacense que al idealismo alemán. The philosophical schools were the monastic orders of antiquity.Pythagoreanism, for example, has more resemblance to the … Continue reading

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Aphorism of the Day

El léxico del verdadero escritor no está en ningún diccionario. The lexicon of the true writer is not in any dictionary. (Nicolás Gómez Dávila, Escolios a un Texto Implícito, 1.137)

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Aphorism of the Day

Hombre culto es aquel para quien nada carece de interés y casi todo de importancia. An educated man is the one for whom nothing lacks interest and nearly everything lacks importance. (Nicolás Gómez Dávila, Escolios a un Texto Implícito, 1.399)

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Back-Handed Compliment

Ann Althouse is a law professor at the University of Wisconsin. Here is one of her posts from today, in full: God bless the dork . . . Overheard on State Street today: “I said I would never go back … Continue reading

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Ephemerides

As some of you have noticed, I have been unable to keep up my Joke of the Day (Ioci Antiqui) feature. As a partial substitute, I have set up the last of the categories in the left-hand column: Ephemerides, with … Continue reading

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Fragmentary Wisdom

Euripides, Fragment 1018 Kannicht, from an unknown play: ὁ νοῦς γὰρ ἡμῶν ἐστιν ἐν ἑκάστῳ θεός. For in each of us our mind is a god.

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