I admit there are a couple of Greek quotes, one along in 39 that can’t be understood without Greek, but if I can drive the reader to learning at least that much Greek, she or he will indubitably be filled with a durable gratitude. And if not, what harm? I can’t conceal the fact that the Greek language existed.
Ezra Pound, Selected Letters 251.
Sacrum, sacrum, inluminatio coitu.
Ezra Pound. Canto XXXVI l.96.
CANTO I [Odysseus and Circe’s advice; theophany of Aphrodite]
CANTO II [myth, sex and the classical pastoral]
CANTO IV [the sacred wedding]
CANTO XVII [sleep; sex and nature]
CANTO XX [lotus eaters versus swine in Circe’s pigtsy]
CANTO XXIII [Greek language and writing as mystery; Aphrodite; sex as illumination]
CANTO XXIX [sex and modernity]
CANTO XXXVI [Definition of love in Cavalcanti's Donna mi prega]
CANTO XXXVII [scientific, vegetative magic in lines 144-147]
CANTO XLVII [Circe and Odysseus; the divine mystery of sex]