- 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 4 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: April 2012
“He who can talk to himself, will have no need of another’s conversation”. qui secum loqui poterit, sermonem alterius non requiret Marcus Tullius Cicero
“What notion has escaped the bulwark of your teeth?” ποῖόν σε ἔπος φύγεν ἕρκος ὀδόντων· epos can simply mean “word”, but it can also mean “plan”.
“If someone wishes to be content with what he has, he should learn to subdue his heart and stomach”. animo uentrique imperare debet, qui frugi esse uult Publilius Syrus
“He who knows many things by nature is wise” σοφὸς ὁ πολλὰ εἰδὼς φυᾷ· Pindar was writing for aristocratic athletes. Wisdom can be learned…right?
“Or did you not know that kings have long arms?” an nescis longas regibus esse manus? Publius Ovidius Naso
“It is shameful for man to want a long life when he sees no evils change” αἰσχρὸν γὰρ ἄνδρα τοῦ μακροῦ χρῄζειν βίου, κακοῖσιν ὅστις μηδὲν ἐξαλλάσσεται. Ajax was famous for saving Achilles’ body and killing himself
“There is a certain pleasantness to crying — pain is brought up and expelled through tears”. . . . est quaedam flere voluptas expletur lacrimis egeriturque dolor. Publius Ovidius Naso
“To give birth is awe-inspiring: it brings a great love charm. “ δεινὸν τὸ τίκτειν καὶ φέρει φίλτρον μέγα Euripides is not always so kind to women…
“It is difficult to suddenly forget a long-lasting love affair” difficile est longum subito deponere amorem Gaius Valerius Catullus
Glaukos is a dear ally until he starts fighting Γλαῦκ’, ἐπίκουρος ἀνὴρ τόσσον φίλος ἔσκε μάχηται, Archilochus, a master of the ancient art of insults!