Daily Archives: Wednesday: April 19, 2006

Aphorism of the Day

El pueblo fue rico espiritualmente hasta que los semieducados resolvieron educarlo. The People were spiritually rich until the half-educated decided to educate them. (Nicolás Gómez Dávila, Escolios a un Texto Implícito, 2.178)

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Two More Epigrams on Timon

This is Hegesippus VIII in Gow and Page, Hellenistic Epigrams, A.P. 7.320: Ὀξεῖαι πάντη περὶ τὸν τάφον εἰσὶν ἄκανθαι     καὶ σκόλοπες· βλάψεις τοὺς πόδας, ἢν προσίῃς· Τίμων μισάνθρωπος ἐνοικέω· ἀλλὰ πάρελθε,     οἰμώζειν εἴπας πολλά, πάρελθε μόνον. All around the tomb … Continue reading

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