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    Posted: 14-May-2005 at 12:22

Quem recitas,meus est,o Fidentine,libellused male cum recitas,incipit esse tuus.( 1,38)

The book with the poems you read is mine Fidentine:But in this awful way you read them,it becomes yours!

 

"There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. "
--- Joseph Alexandrovitch Brodsky, 1991, Russian-American poet, b. St. Petersburg and exiled 1972 (1940-1996)
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   "Nature has given us a desire to learn and to love.   We should not waste this good desire on trivial pursuits, but should study human virtue."

by Plutarch

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(495 - 429 B.C.)
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Will Durant is a great source for Roman and Greek quotes but they are at home in my library.


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test your skills at Roman and Greek quotes:

see quiz:



     "Can you name the Greek or Roman individuals who uttered these fine phrases?"

http://www.funtrivia.com/playquiz/quiz156201ccee8.html
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Propter virtutem confidebat maxima= I have greatest confidence in the courageous.

Julius Caesar speaking about the 10th Legion during the Gallic Wars

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"Veni, Vidi, Dormivi" (I came, I saw, I slept)

"Corripe Cervisiam" (Seize the beer!)


"Taurus excreta cerebrum vincit" (Bullsh*t baffles brains)

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"There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. "
--- Joseph Alexandrovitch Brodsky, 1991, Russian-American poet, b. St. Petersburg and exiled 1972 (1940-1996)
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