Monday, August 06, 2018


A Divine Task

Boccaccio (1313-1375), Genealogy of the Pagan Gods (tr. Charles S. Osgood):
Who in our day can penetrate the hearts of the Ancients? Who can bring to light and life again minds long since removed in death? Who can elicit their meaning? A divine task that—not human!

Quis enim tempestate nostra antiquorum queat terebrare pectora et mentes excutere, in vitam aliam iam diu a mortali segregatas, et, quos habuere, sensus elicere? Esset edepol divinum potius quam humanum!

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