Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Apollonius Of Tyana In Rhodes


Apollonius was talking about
proper education and conduct with a young
man who was building a luxurious
house in Rhodes. "As for me" said the Tyanian
at last, "when I enter a temple
however small it may be, I very much prefer
to see a statue of ivory and gold
than a clay and vulgar one in a large temple".--

The "clay" and "vulgar"; the detestable:
that already some people (without enough training)
it deceives knavishly. The clay and vulgar.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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