Friday, November 18, 2005

Golden Latin Artistry

The epigraph in L.P. Wilkinson's Golden Latin Artistry is too good not to share:

Gaius Lucilius...used to say that he wished to be read neither by the very unlearned nor by the very learned; for the former would understand nothing, the latter perhaps more than himself. (Cicero, De Oratore, II, 25)

2 comments:

dennis said...

That book, despite the fruity title, is a treasure.

eric said...

Agreed (both about the title and about what I've read of the contents).