Sunday, February 06, 2011


Nine Hours

R.A. Knox, A Spiritual Aeneid (London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1918), p. 62:
I was, however, classic enough to go for inspiration to the original Greek texts (a fortunate choice, I believe, for the year in which I was examined). Plato, with Dr. Caird to expound him, was alone worth all the vapourings of the moderns. One of the best days I have spent was that on which, in a space of nine hours, I succeeded in reading the Republic from cover to cover.
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