Latin Quotes, Sayings, Tattoos, Phrases & Mottos

Most texts and materials on this site have to do with the Latin language, including its perception in popular culture: movies, tattoos, inscriptions, engravings, bits of ancient philosophy, online Latin resources and company names. There is also information about learning Latin and Greek: textbooks, dictionaries, DVDs and software that can be used in a homeschooling environment.


The Rape of Sabine Women ("Sobbin' Women") -- Popular Culture Rendition of the Myth

 
Thursday, May 1, 2008, 13:44 - Fine Arts, Jokes and anecdotes, World History: Ancient, Medieval & Modern
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Tell ya 'bout them sobbin' women
Who lived in the Roman days.
It seems that they all went swimmin'
While their men was off to graze.
Well, a Roman troop was ridin' by
And saw them in their "me oh my",
So they took 'em all back home to dry.
Least that's what Plutarch says.
Oh yes!


Lyrics

The movie is "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" (1954)




Idea for an engraved pen

 
It seems to me that to engrave a pen (or any other object) with one's own name is the pinnacle of self-absorption. How about something inspirational?

Sume calamum, tempera, et scribe velociter

Take your pen, observe my words, and write quickly.

These are the words of Venerable Bede that he addressed to his secretary while on his death-bed.

A list of Latin derivatives

 
Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 16:40 - Latin Derivatives, Roots, Word Origins, Learn Latin Language
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Created a new page: a list of Latin derivatives in English. The Latin part of the list consists of the most common words, the English one has some pretty obscure modes of locution.

Latin Derivatives

'I only speak Latin' T-shirts

 
Monday, April 21, 2008, 19:03 - Learn Latin Language, Popular Latin Phrases, Mottos, Slogans
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Amazon sells T-shirts that say precisely this:

Please understand...
I only speak Latin!

Now, shouldn't this phrase also be in Latin? Just wondering...



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