Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Socrates, el ligón

Encontré este extracto que me pareció muy simpático, lo comparto.

Once there was in the city a beautiful woman named Theodote, who was ready to keep com­pany with anyone who prevailed upon her. One of the bystanders mentioned her, declaring that the beauty of the woman defied words and add­ing that artists visited her to paint her and to them she showed as much as was fitting. Soc­rates said, “We must go see for ourselves: what­ever defies words can’t very well be learned by hearsay. ” “Come with me at once, ” replied his informant. So off they went to Theodote’s house, where they found her posing before an artist, and they looked on.

Xenophon, Memorabilia, III, xi, 1-2

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