7 thoughts on “Quote of the Day

  1. Hate to be a pedant, but that should read:

    Proprium humani ingenii est odisse quem læseris


    • Tell that to Tacitus, John merely quotes him, not looking with a critical eye to modern interpretations of ancient Latin …

      • Heh. I’ve seen it in both incarnations but prefer the ecclesial version, as originally cited. I guess I am a bit of a prejudiced pedant myself, preferring the old ecclesiastical Latin versions (based on the common usage in the first 2 centuries of the common era) as opposed to the more modern “Classical” Latin that was expounded and promoted beginning in the 1800’s and based on the usage of the Roman Senate and official documents.
        (Thus the difference of Cicero being pronounced as “sis err oh” by one group and “Kick-err- roo” by the other).
        It’s all good!

  2. And as regards a certain resident of Elkridge, Tacitus tells us: ” … solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant se.

  3. Excellent Paul! Let us hope, de minimis non curat lex , stands true for this current “appeal”.

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