You can’t help admiring people said to be as authentic as argumentative, including in themselves, and in their art and architecture.
This from a slender, entertaining and masterful look at one of the great Roman poets, and his continuing relevance to our lives today. See our quote-mosaic review here.
‘The Greeks, however fractious and politically incompetent, were always utterly themselves, authentic in their art and architecture and their incessant arguing.’
Source: Harry Eyres, Horace and Me: Life Lessons from an Ancient Poet (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013), p. 215
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