- the only paths of investigation: how it is and isn't possible not to be; and how it is isn't and is necessary not to be #parmenides 2 days ago
- The victor and the vanquished alike will mingle among the shades. #Propertius #AugustanPoetry #LatinElegy 3 days ago
- I fear the very foolish fate of the moth #aeschylus #Icarian_Insects #fragments 5 days ago
- Health is the finest thing for mortal man... #CarminaConvivalia 1 week ago
- Fortune is glass; just when it shines bright it breaks #publiussyrus #fate #fortune #TwoUrnsofZeus 1 week ago
Monthly Archives: December 2011
Mortals have a fine gift equal to fire: wine, a defense against evil and companion of any song οἶνος γὰρ πυρὶ ἶσον ἐπιχθονίοισιν ὄνειαρ ἐσθλόν, ἀλεξίκακον, πάσης συνοπηδὸν ἀοιδῆς. Pany-who?
“Critics tend to go easy on the crows — but are hard on the doves” dat veniam corvis, uexat censura columbas. Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis
“The flattery of an evil man holds deceit” habent insidias hominis blanditiae mali Phaedrus the fabulous fabulist
“Death is one of two things: either the dead are nothing and experience nothing or it happens to be, as they say, a transformation of the soul and an migration from this place to another.” δυοῖν γὰρ θάτερόν ἐστιν τὸ … Continue reading
“How unequal fate is — that those who have less always give something to those who are richer” quam inique comparatumst, i qui minus habent ut semper aliquid addant ditioribus! Terence – Occupy Ancient Rome?
“Many wicked men are wealthy and many good men are poor” πολλοὶ γὰρ πλουτέουσι κακοί, ἀγαθοὶ δὲ πένονται
“Lightning tends to strike the highest peaks” …feriuntque summos / fulmina montes
“I hate like the gates of hell whoever says one thing but hides another in his thoughts.” ἐχθρὸς γάρ μοι κεῖνος ὁμῶς ᾿Αΐδαο πύλῃσιν ὅς χ’ ἕτερον μὲν κεύθῃ ἐνὶ φρεσίν, ἄλλο δὲ εἴπῃ. The full text Whom is Achilles … Continue reading
“Prudently the god covers the outcome of the future in dark night” prudens futuri temporis exitum caliginosa nocte premit deus