Friday, December 13, 2013



Ovid, Art of Love 1.471-476 (tr. J.H. Mozley):
In time refractory oxen come to the plough, in time horses are taught to bear the pliant reins; an iron ring is worn by constant use, a curved share wastes by constant ploughing of the ground. What is harder than rock, what softer than water? yet soft water hollows out hard rock.

tempore difficiles veniunt ad aratra iuvenci,
  tempore lenta pati frena docentur equi;
ferreus adsiduo consumitur anulus usu,
  interit adsidua vomer aduncus humo.
quid magis est saxo durum, quid mollius unda?
  dura tamen molli saxa cavantur aqua.

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