terça-feira, 11 de outubro de 2011


Beauty is a thing, or an element in things, that cannot be defined but only experienced. The Muses, when they attended the wedding feast of Peleus and Thetis, made a remark about it which seems to me not commonplace, but profound: Ὅτι καλὸν φίλον ἀεί: Beauty is that which when seen is loved. As an element in experience, it makes the whole experience precious.

Gilbert Murray, The Classical Tradition in Poetry, Oxford University Press, 1937.

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