Thursday, December 30, 2010

Boothby: Socrates and his Friends

The name of friend we often hear;
But the reality is rare.
Good Socrates (O name rever'd!
Whose fame and fate I would have shar'd)
A house was building. Says a man,
"Why build you on so small a plan?"
The Sage replies: " Though small, I fear
There's more than room for friends sincere."

Source: Boothby - Phaedrus 3.8.

A bust of Socrates (2nd-century copy of a Greek original; source).
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