I'm working on the Loci Antiqui, #9 (Autobiographical notes by Horace)
The last sentence of the first paragraph:
Hoc magnum esse duco, quod placui tibi, qui bonos a turpibus secernis non patre claro sed vita et pectore puro.
I consider this (thing) to be great, the fact that I pleased you, who separates good (men) from ugly/disgraceful (men) not (by) (a) famous father but (by) life and pure heart.
Why is the ...