Gómez Dávila on Caesar

La prosa de César es la voz misma del patriciado: dura, sencilla, lúcida.
La aristocracia no es un montón de oropeles, sino una voz tajante.

Caesar’s prose is the very voice of the patriciate: hard, simple, transparent.
The aristocracy is not a pile of gold tinsel, but a distinct voice.

(Nicolás Gómez Dávila, Escolios a un Texto Implícito, 2.481)

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