Ovid (43 BCE-17 CE)

“Think how a tract of the sky, when the sun breaks suddenly through
at the end of a rain shower, is steeped in the long, great curve of a rainbow;
the bow is agleam with a range of a thousand various hues,
but the eye cannot tell where one fades into another; adjacent
tones are so much the same, though the difference is clear at the edges.”

  • From the poem, Metamorphoses, by Ovid (Book 6, approximately lines 63-67). Translated by David Raeburn. Penguin Classics; Revised Edition, 2004.

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