Non nobis…

From the Regula Benedicti, one of the ten most influential books in the history of European civilization:

3.42 Bonum aliquid in se cum viderit, Deo adplicet, non sibi; 43 malum vero semper a se factum sciat et sibi reputet.

3.42 …when he has seen any good in himself, to attribute it to God, not himself; but let him always know an evil thing done by himself and reckon it to himself.

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

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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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