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Aphorism of the Day

La “instrucción” es toxina letal para el espíritu. “Education” is a lethal toxin for the soul. (Nicolás Gómez Dávila, Escolios a un Texto Implícito, 2.179)

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Two Anonymous Epigrams on Timon

This hexameter couplet purports to be the inscription on Timon’s tomb. It is A.P. 7.313, with the author given as ‘anonymous’, though Plutarch, in his life of Mark Antony (§ 70), says that Timon wrote it himself. Ἐνθαδ᾿ ἀπορρήξας ψυχὴν … Continue reading

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