Monday, November 02, 2015


The Talk of Ignorant Men

Seneca, Letters to Lucilius 91.19 (tr. Richard M. Gummere):
Our friend Demetrius is wont to put it cleverly when he says: "For me the talk of ignorant men is like the rumblings which issue from the belly. For," he adds, "what difference does it make to me whether such rumblings come from above or from below?"

eleganter Demetrius noster solet dicere eodem loco sibi esse voces inperitorum, quo ventre redditos crepitus. "quid enim," inquit, "mea, susum isti an deosum sonent?"

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