aleator classicus

Reading at Random in Classical Literature

Lucretius, On the Nature of Things 1.926-930

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avia Pieridum peragro loca nullius ante
trita solo. iuvat integros accedere fontis
atque haurire, iuvatque novos decerpere flores
insignemque meo capiti petere inde coronam
unde prius nulli velarunt tempora Musae.

I traverse the unfrequented places of the Pierides, never before trodden by the foot of man. It pleases me to approach the untouched springs and drink them in, and it pleases me to pluck new flowers, and to seek for my head a garland of distinction from this place, from which the Muses have never previously wreathed any man’s temples.

Written by aleatorclassicus

October 14, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Posted in Lucretius

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  1. Wow, what a beautiful passage. Thanks for sharing.

    Roma Invicta

    October 14, 2013 at 11:03 PM

  2. A pleasure!

    aleatorclassicus

    October 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM


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