“The door swings on its hinges, the sluggard turns in his bed.”

Time flies when you…wake up an hour later than you’re supposed to.

οὐ γὰρ δοκεῖν ἄριστος, ἀλλ’ εἶναι θέλει. —Aeschylus

For he wishes not to seem best, but to be it.


Or, as Sallust said of Cato in his Catiline: esse quam videri.

That, by the way, is the motto of one of our Deep Southern states. North Carolina, I think.

Thanks, dear reader, should you ever find me, for being the gadfly of my discipline.


About philokalos

Philologist, historian, and lover of great books, I started this blog to keep myself alert to the beauty of what I see amid the demands of my work.
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