Monday, July 06, 2015


Lazy and Extravagant

Varro, On Agriculture 2.4.3 (tr. William Davis Hooper, rev. Harrison Boyd Ash):
For who of our people cultivates a farm without keeping swine? and who has not heard that our fathers called him lazy and extravagant who hung in his larder a flitch of bacon which he had purchased from the butcher rather than got from his own farm?

quis enim fundum colit nostrum, quin sues habeat, et qui non audierit patres nostros dicere ignavum et sumptuosum esse, qui succidiam in carnario suspenderit potius ab laniario quam e domestico fundo?

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