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πολὺ φίλτατος ἑταῖρος

"And there are few who, going to the images, behold in them the realities, and these only with difficulty."

"And the soul which has seen most of truth shall come to the birth as a philosopher, or artist, or some musical and loving nature, that which has seen truth in the second degree shall be some righteous king or warrior chief, the soul which is of the third class shall be a trader, the fourth a lover of Read more....

The Name and Nature of Poetry

'The question should be fairly stated, how far a man can be adequate, or even good (so far as he goes) though inadequate critic of poetry, who is not a poet, at least in posse. Can he be an adequate, can be a a good critic, though not commensurate? But there is yet another distinction. Supposing he is not only not a poet, but a bad poet! What then?' --Coleridge, Anima Poetae, pp.127ff.

A.E.Housman, Classical Scholar and Poet, was asked to give 'The Name Read more....

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