Wednesday, November 18, 2020


Shun the Allurements of Fleeting Novelty

Grattius, Cynegetica 114-116 (tr. J. Wight Duff and Arnold M. Duff):
You are to shun the allurements of fleeting novelty: in this same field of hunting they do harm by a small or excessive size of spear. But slippery fashion goes its wandering round, and all men are in haste to discard usages which have been tried.

blandimenta vagae fugies novitatis: ibidem
exiguo nimiove nocent. sed lubricus errat
mos et ab expertis festinant usibus omnes.
P.J. Enk ad loc.:

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