Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Love and Fear

Ovid, Heroides 1.11-12 (Penelope to Ulysses; tr. Grant Showerman, rev. G.P. Goold):
When have I not feared dangers graver than the real? Love is a thing ever filled with fear.

quando ego non timui graviora pericula veris?
    res est solliciti plena timoris amor.
Id. 1.71-72:
But now, what I am to fear I know not—yet none the less I fear all things, distraught, and wide is the field lies open for my cares.

quid timeam, ignoro—timeo tamen omnia demens,
    et patet in curas area lata meas.

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