aleator classicus

Reading at Random in Classical Literature

Ovid, Art of Love 1.759

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pectoribus mores tot sunt, quot in orbe figurae.

There are as many characters in people’s hearts as there are shapes in the world.

Or is it (following Bentley’s emendation in ore of the manuscripts’ in orbe), ‘as there are shapes in their faces?’

Written by aleatorclassicus

September 18, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Posted in Ovid

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