Tuesday, May 11, 2004


A Tale of Two Philosophers

Montaigne, Essays II,12 (tr. E.H. Trechmann):
Metrocles broke wind rather indiscreetly, while disputing in presence of his school, and kept his house for shame, until Crates went to see him, and, after consoling and reasoning with him, set him an example of license, urged him to a competition in wind-breaking, and so cured him of his scruples.

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