„Each man in his life honors, and imitates as well as he can, that god to whose choir he belonged, while he is uncorrupted in his first incarnation here; and in the fashion he has thus learned, he bears himself to his beloved as well as to the rest. So, then, each chooses from among the beautiful a love conforming to his kind, and then, as if his chosen were his god, he sets him up and robes him for worship.“

—  Mary Renault, livro The Charioteer

Phaedrus by Plato, as translated in the novel, p. 104
The Charioteer (1953)

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Master in love; and he his native land
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Ancor fa onor col suo dir strano e bello.
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