Monday, November 07, 2016


A Strange Breed of Pedants

R.G.M. Nisbet and Margaret Hubbard, A Commentary on Horace, Odes, Book I (1970; rpt. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2001), pp. v-vi:
[C]lassical scholars must seem a strange breed of pedants who refuse to admit that life is short unless they can find ten parallels to prove it.

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