[ It takes time to discover ]Notes on poetics and ethics
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It takes time to discover the shortcomings of great poems. The first sensation these poems inspire upon publication is admiration, and until that sensation passes or is altered, even the most astute critics cannot discern the shortcomings. This must derive from the peculiar human nature that can only judge on the condition that is does not admire.

[Undated]

Translated by Manuel Savidis


- Original Greek Text