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The Lays Of Ancient Rome. . .

Never enough time. . . Now by your children’s cradles, now by your father’s graves, Be men today, Quirites, or be forever slaves! For this did Servius give us laws? For this did Lucrece bleed? For this was the great … Continue reading

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Mental Calisthenics: Poetics

Art has to leave reality, it has to raise itself boldly above necessity and neediness; for art is the daughter of freedom, and it requires its prescriptions and rules to be furnished by the necessity of spirits and not by … Continue reading

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Homer: The Iliad, Book I

It is indeed a pity that our great public knows so little about poetry; almost as little, in fact, as our poets. -Heinrich Heine The ‘thing itself’ with which one is here dealing — the critical perception of poetic truth … Continue reading

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