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MACBETH?quis eluet me Tanais aut quae barbarisMaeotis undis Pontico incumbes mari?non ipse toto magnus Oceano patertantum expiarit sceleris. (Seneca. Phaedra. 715-8)"What Tanaïs will cleanse me, what Maeotis, with its barbaric waves rushing into the Pontic sea? Not great Father Neptune’s self, with his whole ocean, could wash away so much of guilt."cf. Shakespeare. Macbeth. 2.2.59-62Wil...

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LUXURY Quod non potest vult posse qui nimium potest. (Seneca. Phaedra. 215)(LOEB: Those who grow too extravagant through prosperity, overflowing with luxury, are always seeking out the unusual. Then lust steals in, that dire companion of great good fortune. Ordinary meals are not satisfactory, nor fabrics of a sane style nor cheap drinking cups. Why does this infection choose pampered h...

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