Wednesday, July 21, 2021



Lucretius 1.641-644 (tr. W.H.D. Rouse):
For dolts admire and love everything more
which they see hidden amid distorted words,
and set down as true whatever can prettily tickle
the ears and all that is varnished over with fine-sounding phrases.

omnia enim stolidi magis admirantur amantque,
inversis quae sub verbis latitantia cernunt,
veraque constituunt quae belle tangere possunt
auris et lepido quae sunt fucata sonore.

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