Saturday, January 08, 2022
And habit is strong in the case not only of animate, but also of inanimate things, since we delight even in places, though rugged and wild, in which we have lived for a fairly long time.rugged and wild: literally, mountainous and wooded.
nec vero in hoc, quod est animal, sed in eis etiam, quae sunt inanima, consuetudo valet, cum locis ipsis delectemur, montuosis etiam et silvestribus, in quibus diutius commorati sumus.
See J.C. Davies, "Was Cicero Aware of Natural Beauty?" Greece & Rome 18.2 (October, 1971) 152-165 (also rendered as "wild, rugged" on p. 154).