Sunday, July 17, 2022


It's Hard

Juvenal 1.30 (tr. G.G. Ramsay):
It is hard not to write satire.

difficile est saturam non scribere.
Id. 1.79:
Though nature say me nay, indignation will prompt my verse.

si natura negat, facit indignatio versum.
Id. 1.87:
For when was Vice more rampant?

et quando uberior vitiorum copia?
Id. 1.147-149:
To these ways of ours Posterity will have nothing to add; our grandchildren will do the same things, and desire the same things, that we do. All vice is at its acme.

nil erit ulterius, quod nostris moribus addat
posteritas: eadem facient cupientque minores.
omne in praecipiti vitium stetit.

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