A quote supposedly by Gustave Flaubert

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A quote supposedly by Gustave Flaubert

Post by FlatAssembler » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:36 pm

So, do some of you happen to know, did Gustave Flaubert really say
Gustave Flaubert wrote:Pulchritudo vitae in vico, ea videtur solummodo a poetis, ea non videtur a hominibus in vicis.
or anything like that, as the Croatian Latin textbook Hereditas Linguae Latinae claims? If so, where?
If he did not say that, do you know where that quote actually originates?

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Re: A quote supposedly by Gustave Flaubert

Post by FlatAssembler » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:19 am

Posted it on another forum. It seems like Flaubert didn't say anything like that.

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Re: A quote supposedly by Gustave Flaubert

Post by FlatAssembler » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:24 pm

I've asked another question, apparently a better one, about New Latin literature.

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Re: A quote supposedly by Gustave Flaubert

Post by Hylander » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:05 am

Flaubert probably never said it, at least not in Latin, and it's rather inept Latin, to be sure, but it could be an appropriate caption for Madame Bovary.

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