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.

Symbola et Emblemata: Quod facile emergit, non est durabile

I am going to post a series of pictures from a French book entitled "Emblesmes d'Amour". As one might guess, the book contains short love quotes along with with engravings full of symbolism. Brief interpretative discussions also follow, but I've decided to leave them out for now.

Quod facile emergit, non est durabile
That which emerges easily, is not durable

Sad Quotes in Latin

Monday, July 14, 2008, 15:38 - Best Latin Quotes, Words of Wisdom, Proverbs and Sayings
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Here is a little collection of sad quotes and phrases in Latin. They range in their mood from confused annoyance to mild depression.

A fronte praecipitium a tergo lupi - A precipice in front, wolves behind (between a rock and a hard place)

Abiit nemine salutato - He went away without bidding anyone farewell

Abyssus abyssum invocat - Hell calls hell; one mistep leads to another

Accensa domo proximi, tua quoque periclitatur - When the house of your neighbor is in flames, your own is in danger

Acclinis falsis animus meliora recusat - The mind intent upon false appearances refuses to admit better things (Horace)

Acerrima proximorum odia - The hatred of those most nearly connected is the bitterest of all (Tacit)

Acta est fabula, plaudite! - The play is over, applaud! (Said to have been emperor Augustus' last words)

More sad phrases and locutions in Latin

Latin Vocabulary Game

Friday, July 11, 2008, 17:29 - Learn Latin Language
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I made a very simple vocabulary game in order to test out a method of learning foreign words that is based on combining the idea of a memory game and the concept of flashcards. I could very easily increase the number of words available in this program, but I would like to know it this approach is helpful at all.

Latin Vocabulary Game

Painting of Rome

Wednesday, July 9, 2008, 22:27 - Fine Arts
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About a month ago someone approached me regarding the origin of the painting that is displayed in the header of my site. To my dismay, I completely forgot where I got it from. I think it's an Italian master from the XVIII century, but I could be wrong. Maybe French? Most likely I found the picture on Wikipedia, but I was unable to locate it again. The original file is gone and with it any possibility of me finding out the name of the painter. Yes, I am not an art connoisseur... If someone could kindly enlighten me on this account I would be most appreciative!

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