Thursday, May 26, 2016
Dinner with Atticus
Cornelius Nepos, Life of Atticus
14.1 (tr. J.C. Rolfe):
No one at a dinner-party of his heard anything but a reader, which is the most agreeable form
of entertainment, at least in my opinion; and dinner was never served at his house without reading of some kind, so that his guests enjoyed the gratification of the mind as well as of the appetite.
nemo in convivio eius aliud acroama audivit quam anagnosten, quod nos quidem iucundissimum arbitramur; neque umquam sine aliqua lectione apud eum cenatum est, ut non minus animo quam ventre convivae delectarentur.