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CORPVS SOLIDVS INVENIES

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Tarraco viva, photo by Rafael López-Monné


Hic corpus solidus invenies, hic stare papillas

pectore marmoreo...

(G. Lucilius, Saturae XXIX, 859-60)

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QVID HIC?

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Pal. 

Hunc arrabonem amoris primum a me accipe. 

Pyrg. 

Quid hic? unde est? 

 Pal. 

A luculenta atque festiva femina, 

quae te amat tuamque expetessit pulcram pulcritudinem; 

eius nunc mi anulum ad te ancilla porro ut deferrem dedit. 

(T.Maccius Plautus, Miles gloriosus IV,1)

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ΑΚΡΑ ΤΟΥ ΤΑΥΓΕΤΟΥ

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Mt. Taygetus as seen from Mycenae , by gbaldwin204 .


Ἄκρα δὲ τοῦ Ταϋγέτου Ταλετὸν ὑπὲρ Βρυσεῶν ἀνέχει. ταύτην Ἡλίου καλοῦσιν ἱερὰν καὶ ἄλλα τε αὐτόθι Ἡλίῳ θύουσι καὶ ἵππους: τὸ δὲ αὐτὸ καὶ Πέρσας οἶδα θύειν νομίζοντας. (Παυσανίας, Ἑλλάδος περιήγησις III,20,4)

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INCIPE COGNOSCERE MATREM

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Incipe, parve puer, risu cognoscere matrem, 
 matri longa decem tulerunt fastidia menses. 
Incipe, parve puer, cui non risere parentes, 
nec deus hunc mensa, dea nec dignata cubili est. 
(P.Vergilius Maro, Eclogae IV, 60-64)
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SIES PROPITIVS

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Iane pater, te hac strue commovenda bonas preces precor, uti sies volens propitius mihi liberisque meis domo familiaeque meae  (M. Porcius Cato, De agri cultura, 134)

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ΑΓΡΗΙ ΤΕΡΠΟΜΕΝΗ

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Artemis (2011) by Alexey Golovin . 


Ἄρτεμιν ἀείδω χρυσηλάκατον, κελαδεινήν,  

παρθένον αἰδοίην, ἐλαφηβόλον, ἰοχέαιραν, 

αὐτοκασιγνήτην χρυσαόρου Ἀπόλλωνος, 

ἣ κατ᾽ ὄρη σκιόεντα καὶ ἄκριας ἠνεμοέσσας 

ἄγρῃ τερπομένη παγχρύσεα τόξα τιταίνει 

πέμπουσα στονόεντα βέλη... 

(Ὅμηρος, Εἲς Ἄρτεμιν 1-6)

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ΓΕΝΕΤ᾽ ΗΩΣ

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Mount Olymp, from Thessaloniki, by Kyriakos11 


ἀλλ᾽ ὅτε δή ῥ᾽ ἐκ τοῖο δυωδεκάτη γένετ᾽ ἠώς, 

καὶ τότε δὴ πρὸς Ὄλυμπον ἴσαν θεοὶ αἰὲν ἐόντες 

πάντες ἅμα, Ζεὺς δ᾽ ἦρχε: Θέτις δ᾽ οὐ λήθετ᾽ ἐφετμέων 

παιδὸς ἑοῦ, ἀλλ᾽ ἥ γ᾽ ἀνεδύσετο κῦμα θαλάσσης. 

ἠερίη δ᾽ ἀνέβη μέγαν οὐρανὸν Οὔλυμπόν τε. 

εὗρεν δ᾽ εὐρύοπα Κρονίδην ἄτερ ἥμενον ἄλλων 

ἀκροτάτῃ κορυφῇ πολυδειράδος Οὐλύμποιο 

(Ὅμηρος, Ἰλιάς I, 493-499)

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TANTA VI ANIMI

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Hic (...) paene inter ultimos interrogatus sententiam, tanta vi animi atque ingenii invectus est in coniurationem, eo ardore oris orationem omnium lenitatem suadentium societate consilii suspectam fecit. (M.Velleius Paterculus, Historiae II, 35, 2)

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ΥΠ᾽ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ ΕΦΟΒΗΘΗ

ΥΠ᾽ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ ΕΦΟΒΗΘΗ | LOCI AMŒNI | Scoop.it

Alexander the Great mosaic - remastered , by  EthicallyChallenged 


Δαρεῖος δέ, ὡς αὐτῷ τὸ πρῶτον ὑπ᾽ Ἀλεξάνδρου ἐφοβήθη τὸ κέρας τὸ εὐώνυμον καὶ ταύτῃ ἀπορρηγνύμενον κατεῖδε τοῦ ἄλλου στρατοπέδου, εὐθὺς ὡς εἶχεν ἐπὶ τοῦ ἅρματος ξὺν τοῖς πρώτοις ἔφευγε. (Ἀρριανός, Ἀλεξάνδρου Ἀνάβασις, II, 11,4)

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ΕΜΟΣ ΤΕΘΝΗΚΕΝ ΑΔΕΛΦΕΟΣ

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The Griffin Warrior at Pylos


Καὶ γὰρ ἐμὸς τέθνηκεν ἀδελφεός, οὔ τι κάκιστος

Ἀργείων: μέλλεις δὲ σὺ ἴδμεναι: οὐ γὰρ ἐγώ γε

ἤντησ᾽ οὐδὲ ἴδον: περὶ δ᾽ ἄλλων φασὶ γενέσθαι

Ἀντίλοχον, πέρι μὲν θείειν ταχὺν ἠδὲ μαχητήν.

(Ὅμηρος, Ὀδύσσεια IV, 199-202)

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Ad internecionem

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The Teutoburg Forest, by Veovisiones.


Exercitus omnium fortissimus, (...) inclusus silvis, paludibus, insidiis ab eo hoste ad internecionem trucidatus est, quem ita semper more pecudum trucidaverat... (M.Velleius Paterculus, Historia Romana II, 119,2)

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VAGABATVR LVDIBVNDVS

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Night at the Subura by EthicallyChallenged


Post crepusculum [Nero] statim adrepto pilleo uel galero popinas inibat circumque uicos uagabatur ludibundus nec sine pernicie tamen, siquidem redeuntis a cena uerberare ac repugnantes uulnerare cloacisque demergere assuerat, tabernas etiam effringere et expilare... (C.Suetonius Tranquillus, De vita Caesarum: Nero 26.1)
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ΤΑΦΟΣ ΕΝ ΤΩΙ ΠΕΔΙΩΙ

ΤΑΦΟΣ ΕΝ ΤΩΙ ΠΕΔΙΩΙ | LOCI AMŒNI | Scoop.it
Burial Mound at Marathon 

Δῆμός ἐστι Μαραθὼν ἴσον τῆς πόλεως τῶν Ἀθηναίων ἀπέχων καὶ Καρύστου τῆς ἐν Εὐβοίᾳ: ταύτῃ τῆς Ἀττικῆς ἔσχον οἱ βάρβαροι καὶ μάχῃ τε ἐκρατήθησαν καί τινας ὡς ἀνήγοντο ἀπώλεσαν τῶν νεῶν. τάφος δὲ ἐν τῷ πεδίῳ Ἀθηναίων ἐστίν, ἐπὶ δὲ αὐτῷ στῆλαι τὰ ὀνόματα τῶν ἀποθανόντων κατὰ φυλὰς ἑκάστων ἔχουσαι... (Παυσανίας, Ἑλλάδος περιήγησις I, 32, 3)
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DE TERTIA VIGILIA

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Gallic wars legionaries by Pax Augusta


Ubi per exploratores Caesar certior factus est tres iam partes copiarum Helvetios id flumen traduxisse, quartam vero partem citra flumen Ararim reliquam esse, de tertia vigilia cum legionibus tribus e castris profectus ad eam partem pervenit quae nondum flumen transierat. (C.Iulius Caesar, De bello Gallico I,12,2)

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ΣΠΑΡΤΗ ΚΑΛΕΙΤΑΙ 

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Sparte , published by Ancient Greece, Sparta & Troy


Συνῴκει δὲ ὁ Λακεδαίμων Σπάρτῃ θυγατρὶ τοῦ Εὐρώτα . τότε δὲ ὡς ἔσχε τὴν ἀρχήν, πρῶτα μὲν τῇ χώρᾳ καὶ τοῖς ἀνθρώποις μετέθετο ἀφ᾽ αὑτοῦ τὰ ὀνόματα, μετὰ δὲ τοῦτο ᾤκισέ τε καὶ ὠνόμασεν ἀπὸ τῆς γυναικὸς πόλιν, ἣ Σπάρτη καλεῖται καὶ ἐς ἡμᾶς. (Παυσανίας, Ἑλλάδος περιήγησις III,2,1)

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ΠΥΚΝΑ ΜΑΛΑ ΣΤΕΝΑΧΩΝ

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Painting by Walter Girotto.


 ...Aὐτὰρ Ἀχαιοὶ 

παννύχιοι Πάτροκλον ἀνεστενάχοντο γοῶντες. 

τοῖσι δὲ Πηλεΐδης ἁδινοῦ ἐξῆρχε γόοιο 

χεῖρας ἐπ᾽ ἀνδροφόνους θέμενος στήθεσσιν ἑταίρου 

πυκνὰ μάλα στενάχων... 

(Ὅμηρος, Ἰλιάς XVIII, 314-318)

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ΧΑΙΡΕ, Ω  ΔΙΟΝΥΣΕ

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Grey Bacchus Grapes Pose 3, by FantasyStock . 


Kαὶ σὺ μὲν οὕτω χαῖρε, πολυστάφυλ᾽ ὦ Διόνυσε: 

δὸς δ᾽ ἡμᾶς χαίροντας ἐς ὥρας αὖτις ἱκέσθαι, 

ἐκ δ᾽ αὖθ᾽ ὡράων εἰς τοὺς πολλοὺς ἐνιαυτούς. 

(Ὅμηρος, Homeric Hymns 26: Εἲς Διόνυσον 11-13)

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PRIVS FAMVLOS HONORANT

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A Roman Feast , by Roberto Bompiani.


Hoc enim festo religiosae domus prius famulos instructis tamquam ad usum domini dapibus honorant: et ita demum patribus familias mensae apparatus novatur. Insinuat igitur praesul famulitii coenae tempus et dominos iam vocare. (Macrobius Ambrosius Theodosius, Saturnalia I, 24,23)

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ΣΤΕΦΑΝΟΙΣ, Ω ΔΙΚΑ, ΠΕΡΘΕΣΘ'

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Photo by David Hamilton .


Σὺ δὲ στεφάνοις, ὦ Δίκα, περθέσθ' ἐράταις φόβαισιν, 

ὄρπακας ἀνήτοιο συν' ρραισ' ἀπάλαισι χέρσιν·

εὐάνθεσιν ἔκ γὰρ πέλεται καὶ χάριτος μακαιρᾶν 

μᾶλλον προτέρην· ἀστεφανώτοισι δ' ἀπυστρέφονται. 

(Σαπφώ, fr.78)

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LEPIDAM CANTIONEM

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Tibicen,
(...) celeriter 
lepidam et suavem cantionem aliquam occupito cinaedicam, 
ubi perpruriscamus usque ex unguiculis (...) 
Age, iam infla buccas, nunciam aliquid suaviter. 
redde cantionem veteri pro vino novam. 
(T.Maccius Plautus, Stichus V, 5-6)
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IN IMA IECORIS FIBRA

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Death of Julian, by EthicallyChangeded 


Cum Iulianus (...) audenter effunderet semet in pugnam, clamabant hinc inde candidati (quos disiecerat terror) ut fugientium molem tamquam ruinam male compositi culminis declinaret, et (incertum unde) subita equestris hasta, cute brachii eius praestricta, costis perfossis, haesit in ima iecoris fibra. (Ammianus Marcellinus, Res gestae. XXV, 3, 6)

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ΣΚΥΛΛΗΣ ΛΙΣΣΗ ΠΕΤΡΗ

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Scylla by EthicallyChallenged


ἄλλα δ᾽ ὄπαζον

κύντερα μιξοδίῃσιν ἁλὸς ῥαιστήρια νηῶν.

τῇ μὲν γὰρ Σκύλλης λισσὴ προυφαίνετο πέτρη,

τῇ δ᾽ ἄμοτον βοάασκεν ἀναβλύζουσα Χάρυβδις.

(Ἀπολλώνιος Ῥόδιος, Ἀργοναυτικά IV, 920-3)

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BARBARAE ARAE

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Wodan Sacrifice, by EthicallyChallenged


Adiacebant fragmina telorum equorumque artus, simul truncis arborum antefixa ora. lucis propinquis barbarae arae, apud quas tribunos ac primorum ordinum centuriones mactaverant. (P.Cornelius Tacitus, Annales I, 61)

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CECIDIT BELLO VARIANO

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Photo by Agnete 


Marco CAELIO Titi Filio LEMonia tribv BONonia

I Ordini LEGionis XIIX ANNorvm LIII Semissis

CECIDIT BELLO VARIANO OSSA

libertorvm INFERRE LICEBIT Pvblivs CAELIVS Titi Filivs

LEMonia tribv FRATER FECIT

(Marcus Caelius' epitaph, Rheinisches Landesmuseum)

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ALBENTIA OSSA

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Clades Variana.


Medio campi albentia ossa, ut fugerant , ut restiterant, disiecta vel aggerata. adiacebant fragmina telorum equorumque artus, simul truncis arborum antefixa ora. (P. Cornelius Tacitus, Annales I, 61)

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