Monthly Archives: July 2012

Gnomicon 83

If you have not already done so, you may wish to read the Introduction to Gnomica. Gnomicon  83 Tuesday 31 July 2012 Read gnomica 1-50 here! 51     52     53     54     55     56     57     58     59     60     61     62     63     64     … Continue reading

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Gnomicon 82

If you have not already done so, you may wish to read the Introduction to Gnomica. Gnomicon  82 Monday 30 July 2012 Read gnomica 1-50 here! 51     52     53     54     55     56     57     58     59     60     61     62     63     64     … Continue reading

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Ancient & Modern: Theophrastos ‘On Smells’ 45.5-7

“Then as now perfumes make good scents” διὸ καὶ οἱ μυροπῶλαι τοὺς ἐπιδιστάζοντας                               5 καὶ μὴ ὠνουμένους παρ’ αὐτῶν ἐπιμυρίζουσι τούτῳ <τῳ ῥοδίνῳ> πρὸς τὸ μὴ αἰσθάνεσθαι τὰ παρὰ τῶν ἄλλων. The reason the perfume vendors smear any reluctant buyers … Continue reading

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Gnomicon 81

If you have not already done so, you may wish to read the Introduction to Gnomica. Gnomicon  81 Sunday 29 July 2012 Read gnomica 1-50 here! 51     52     53     54     55     56     57     58     59     60     61     62     63     64     … Continue reading

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Ancient & Modern: Tacitus ‘Historiae’ I.1.v

… rara temporum felicitate ubi sentire quae velis et quae sentias dicere licet. “… days of uncommon joy when people can feel whatever they want and say whatever they feel.” Tacitus Historiae I.1.v To have been an artist under the … Continue reading

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Gnomicon 80

If you have not already done so, you may wish to read the Introduction to Gnomica. Gnomicon  80 Saturday 28 July 2012 Read gnomica 1-50 here! 51     52     53     54     55     56     57     58     59     60     61     62     63     64     … Continue reading

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Ancient & Modern: Thucydides ‘Historiae’ 3.82.2

Ancient & Modern καὶ ἐπέπεσε πολλὰ καὶ χαλεπὰ κατὰ στάσιν ταῖς πόλεσι, γιγνόμενα μὲν καὶ αἰεὶ ἐσόμενα, ἕως ἂν ἡ αὐτὴ φύσις ἀνθρώπων ᾖ … Numerous acts of savagery took place in the course of the civil war in the … Continue reading

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