Tuesday, July 23, 2019


Support and Refreshment

Cicero, Letters to Atticus 4.10.1 (April 22, 55 B.C.; tr. D.R. Shackleton Bailey):
But seriously, while all other amusements and pleasures have lost their charm because of my age and the state of the country, literature relieves and refreshes me.

sed me hercule <ut> a ceteris oblectationibus deseror et voluptat<ibus cum propter aetatem t>um propter rem publicam, sic litteris sustentor et recreor...

<ut> Corradus
<ibus cum propter aetatem t> Shackleton Bailey
Cicero, In Defense of Archias 7.16 (on the study of literature; tr. A.H. Allcroft and F.G. Plaistowe):
The other classes of enjoyment are not for every time or every age or every situation, but these pursuits are the food of youth and the charm of age; they are the ornament of prosperity, and lend a refuge and comfort to misfortune; at home they are a pleasure, abroad they are no hindrance; they are with us by night, upon our journeys, at our country seats.

nam ceterae neque temporum sunt neque aetatum omnium neque locorum: haec studia adolescentiam alunt, senectutem oblectant, secundas res ornant, adversis perfugium ac solacium praebent, delectant domi, non impediunt foris, pernoctant nobiscum, peregrinantur, rusticantur.

alunt Hervagius: acuunt Gulielmius, agunt codd.

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