Sunday, May 15, 2011


Dead Languages

Goethe and Schiller, from Tabulae Votivae:
"Dead languages" you call the tongue of Horace and Pindar,
    And yet from both of these come whatever is alive in ours.

Tote Sprachen nennt ihr die Sprache des Flaccus und Pindar,
    Und von beiden nur kommt, was in der unsrigen lebt.

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