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.


Index Librorum Prohibitorum

 
Tuesday, February 12, 2008, 17:31 - Books, dictionaries and texts, World History: Ancient, Medieval & Modern, Jokes and anecdotes
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I found Index Librorum Prohibitorum at a bookstore a few weeks ago. Not very old and quite moderately priced. Still, I resisted buying it, having wisely determined that these editions must be plentifully represented online. And here it is:

http://books.google.com/books?id=xuECAAAAQAAJ

Really, weren't these Indices the first bestseller lists?

Philip Pullman's book titles

 
Friday, February 8, 2008, 11:54 - Books, dictionaries and texts, Jokes and anecdotes
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The Amber Spyglass
The Golden Compass
The Subtle Knife...


"The Subtle Knife"??? Am I the only one who finds this title hilarious? I could not resist coming up with a few good and solid book titles for Mr. Pullman:

"The Indignant Crayon"
"The Voracious Chronometer"
"The Pliant Inkwell"
"The Learned Kettle"
"The Knotted Street Map"
"The Capricious Thermos"
"The Flamboyant Screwdriver"

A pretty dumb joke, if you ask me.

 
Friday, February 1, 2008, 17:09 - Jokes and anecdotes, Popular Latin Phrases, Mottos, Slogans
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Then again, I am the one who came up with it:

How does one call a very ugly motto? A Quasi Motto!

Vindolanda Tablets

 
Friday, October 5, 2007, 23:14 - Fine Arts, Jokes and anecdotes, Unsolved Mysteries and Myths
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If this joke must be explained, too bad!
The real Vindolanda tablets, an amazing collection of Roman writings can be found here:

http://vindolanda.csad.ox.ac.uk/

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