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Author QuotedQuintus Horace
Title QuotedEpodes
Date (Year/Month/Day)1965/02/09
QuotationI must admit I am much moved by Horace-as for instance a quote from the Second Epode which I ran across by chance when leafing through the Liber Comfortatorius of Goscelin (11th century letter to a Recluse). The structure and clarity and music of Horace are great and he is not trite. There is, it seems to me, real depth there, and this is shown by the sustained purity and strength of his tone and this is I think really untranslatable.
Quotation SourceDancing in the Water of Life: Seeking Peace in the Hermitage. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 5, 1963-1965.; Edited by Robert E. Daggy. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1997, p. 202
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