Sunday, October 04, 2009


On a Book Collector

Ausonius, Epigrams 7 (tr. Hugh G. Evelyn White):
Because with purchased books thy library is crammed, dost think thyself a learned man and scholarly, Philomusus? After this sort thou wilt lay up strings, keys, and lyres, and, having purchased all, to-morrow thou wilt be a musician.

Emptis quod libris tibi bibliotheca referta est,
  doctum et grammaticum te, Philomuse, putas?
hoc genere et chordas et plectra et barbita condes:
  omnia mercatus cras citharoedus eris.

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