Delectare  

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The central water-bound globe in the middle pane from Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights (c. 1490-1510)
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The central water-bound globe in the middle pane from Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights (c. 1490-1510)

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

To cause delight, pleasure, amusement.

These gatherings often consciously followed Horace's definition of the aims of poetry, "either to please or to educate" ("prodesse et delectare")

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