Monday, December 29, 2014



Ernest G. Sihler (1853-1942), From Maumee to Thames and Tiber: The Life-Story of an American Classical Scholar (New York City: The New York University Press, 1930), p. 215:
There is a famous French canvas, "the Gleaners"—peasant women bending down to their humble work in the stubbly field. What, after all, are we, the classicists of these later times, but gleaners?

Jean-François Millet, Des glaneuses

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