Tuesday, April 13, 2021


Hypocrisy of a Laudator Temporis Acti

Horace, Satires 2.7.22-24 (tr. H. Rushton Fairclough):
You praise the fortune and manners of the men of old; and yet, if on a sudden some god were for taking you back to those days, you would refuse every time...

fortunam et mores antiquae plebis, et idem,
si quis ad illa deus subito te agat, usque recuses...

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