Saturday, May 15, 2021


The Lure of the Forbidden

Tacitus, Annals 13.12.2 (tr. John Jackson):
The illicit is stronger than the licit.

praevalent inlicita.
The same, tr. J.C. Yardley:
The illicit is always more appealing.
Ovid, Metamorphoses 7.20-21 (tr. Frank Justus Miller):
                               I see the better and approve it,
but I follow the worse.

                             video meliora proboque,
deteriora sequor.

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