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.


Confessions of a webmaster

 
Friday, February 15, 2008, 03:52 - Jokes and anecdotes
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Reading logs is like looking into people's minds. Sometimes it can be frightening, sometimes it is just funny. Yesterday someone searched Google for this: 'gen es se qua'. What does it mean? You got it: 'Je ne sais quoi'.

Idea for an engraved luggage tag

 
Thursday, February 14, 2008, 21:06 - Jokes and anecdotes, Popular Latin Phrases, Mottos, Slogans
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After hearing a few luggage related horror stories from people who had to return home during a recent storm, changing planes and arriving at otherwise undesirable destinations only to find out that their belongings did not make to anywhere near where they were supposed to be going, I got an idea for a luggage tag that would instill respect in all baggage-handlers:

Nemo me impune perdit! Nobody looses me unpunished!

This is, of course, inspired by the Scottish (among other adopters) motto:

Nemo me impune lacessit. Nobody provokes (harasses, challenges, attacks etc.) me unpunished.

A little love poem, in the medieval style

 
Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 19:04 - Latin Language, Poetry, Literature, Music
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Cunctis osculis placatus,
Haud blanditia orbatus,
Etiam toro sum vocatus -
Rursus volo vota dare
In perpetuum amare.


How I learned to identify Roman coins

 
Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 18:13 - Fine Arts, World History: Ancient, Medieval & Modern
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Well, sort of... I am not a collector, I just happened to have a few worthless coins lying around. It was rather difficult to see the name of the emperor and the design was not a very clear one. But it did look like there were two soldiers holding standards of their Legions. I went to vcrc.austincollege.edu, typed 'soldiers' in the search box and got a list of coins with pictures, some of which resembled mine. Done deal! The emperor was Constantine II and the motto on the coin was Gloria Exercitus - 'Glory of the Army'.

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