25 October 2013

Definitely NOT, of course, to be read, IN ANY WAY, as an epigram about the Boston Red Sox (by Thomas More)


In Barba Tantum Philosophum (e Graeco)

Si promissa facit sapientem barba, quid obstat
     Barbatus possit quin caper esse Plato?

On a Man who was a Philosopher only by Reason of His Beard
(from the Greek)

If an untrimmed beard makes a philosopher, why could not a bearded goat be a Plato?

(Translation: Leicester Bradner)

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