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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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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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ΜΝΗΜΟΣΥΝΑ ΛΙΠΕΣΘΑΙ

ΜΝΗΜΟΣΥΝΑ ΛΙΠΕΣΘΑΙ | LOCI AMŒNI | Scoop.it
Helmet of Miltiades the Younger (Archaeological Museum of Olympia), by Oren Rozen.

 Πρὸς τοῦτον ἐλθὼν Μιλτιάδης ἔλεγε τάδε͘ «’Eν σοὶ νῦν, Καλλίμαχε, ἐστὶ ἢ καταδουλῶσαι Ἀθήνας ἢ ἐλευθέρας ποιήσαντα μνημόσυνα λιπέσθαι ἐς τὸν ἅπαντα ἀνθρώπων βίον οἷα οὐδὲ Ἁρμόδιός τε καὶ Ἀριστογείτων λείπουσι. νῦν γὰρ δὴ ἐξ οὗ ἐγένοντο Ἀθηναῖοι ἐς κίνδυνον ἥκουσι μέγιστον, καὶ ἢν μέν γε ὑποκύψωσι τοῖσι Μήδοισι, δέδοκται τὰ πείσονται παραδεδομένοι Ἱππίῃ, ἢν δὲ περιγένηται αὕτη ἡ πόλις, οἵη τε ἐστὶ πρώτη τῶν Ἑλληνίδων πολίων γενέσθαι.» (Ἡρόδοτος, Ἱστορίαι 6, 109,2-3)
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IN FORNICEM DEDVCTVM

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Tarragona, Història Viva 2016: Seqvere me!, reenactment by Thaleia

Subinde ut in locum secretiorem venimus, centonem anus urbana reiecit et “Hic” inquit “debes habitare.” Cum ego negarem me agnoscere domum, video quosdam inter titulos nudasque meretrices furtim spatiantes. Tarde, immo iam sero intellexi me in fornicem esse deductum. (C. Petronius Arbiter, Satyricon 7)
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PVELLA DEFVTVTA

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Photo by Nicolas Moulin

Ameana puella defututa
tota milia me decem poposcit,
ista turpiculo puella naso,
decoctoris amica Formiani.
propinqui, quibus est puella curae,
amicos medicosque convocate:
non est sana puella, nec rogare
qualis sit solet aes imaginosum.
(C.Valerius Catullus, Carmina, XLI)
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ΤΥΦΛΟΣ ΑΝΗΡ

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Homer, by JW-Jeong

...ἐμεῖο δὲ καὶ μετόπισθεν
μνήσασθ᾽, ὁππότε κέν τις ἐπιχθονίων ἀνθρώπων
ἐθάδ᾽ ἁνείρηται ξεῖνος ταλαπείριος ἐλθών:
ὦ κοῦραι, τίς δ᾽ ὔμμιν ἀνὴρ ἥδιστος ἀοιδῶν
 ἐνθάδε πωλεῖται, καὶ τέῳ τέρπεσθε μάλιστα;
ὑμεῖς δ᾽ εὖ μάλα πᾶσαι ὑποκρίνασθαι ἀφήμως:
τυφλὸς ἀνήρ, οἰκεῖ δὲ Χίῳ ἔνι παιπαλοέσσῃ
τοῦ μᾶσαι μετόπισθεν ἀριστεύσουσιν ἀοιδαί.
( Εἲς Ἀπόλλωνα [Δήλιον], 166-173)
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ΠΟΛΛΑΙ ΠΑΡΘΕΝΙΚΑΙ ΠΕΠΟΙΣΙΝ

ΠΟΛΛΑΙ ΠΑΡΘΕΝΙΚΑΙ ΠΕΠΟΙΣΙΝ | LOCI AMŒNI | Scoop.it
Καί σε πόλλαι παρθένικαι 'πέποισιν
....]λων μήρων ἀπάλαισι χέρσι
....]α· θέλγονται το.ον ὡς ἄλειππα
θήϊον ὕδωρ.
( Ἀλκαῖος ο Μυτιληναίος, 45 L-P)
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IPSA VENVS

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Photo from Sedetania's album VI Jornadas Romanas de Barcelona

Belliger invictis quod Mars tibi servit in armis,
non satis est, Caesar; servit et ipsa Venus!
(M.Valerius Martialis, Liber de spectaculis, 6)
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 ΟΙΑ ΘΥΕΛΛΑ

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On June 4th, 1183 BC: Fall and Sack of Troy.

Παννυχίη δ᾽ἐχόρευσεν ἀνὰ πτόλιν, οἷα θύελλα,
κύμασι παφλάζουσα πολυφλοίσβου
πολέμοιο αἵματος ἀκρήτοιο μέθης ἐπίκωμος Ἐνυώ.
σὺν δ᾽Ἔρις οὐρανόμηκες ἀναστήσασα κάρηνον
Ἀργείους ὀρόθυνεν, ἐπεὶ καὶ φοίνιος Ἄρης
ὀψὲ μὲν ἀλλὰ καὶ ὣς πολέμων ἑτεραλκέα νίκην
ἦλθε φέρων Δαναοῖσι καὶ ἀλλοπρόσαλλον ἀρωγήν.
( Τριφιόδωρος 560-5)
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 ΑΝΑΧΟΡΕΥΣΩΜΕΝ ΒΑΚΧΙΟΝ

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Photo by Sergi V. Oliver

'Aναχορεύσωμεν Βάκχιον
(Εὐριπίδης, Βάκχαι 1153)
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SIMPLICI MYRTO

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Pompa Dionysiaca, photo by Sergi V. Oliver (Lvdi Sagvntini MMXVI)

PERSICOS  odi, puer, adparatus,
displicent nexae philyra coronae,
mitte sectari, rosa quo locorum
sera moretur.

simplici myrto nihil adlabores
sedulus curo: neque te ministrum
dedecet myrtus neque me sub arta
vite bibentem.

(Q.Horatius Flaccus, Carmina I, 38)
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EΚ ΔΟΜΩΝ ΩΙΣΤΡΗΣΑ

EΚ ΔΟΜΩΝ ΩΙΣΤΡΗΣΑ | LOCI AMŒNI | Scoop.it
Photo by Sergi V. Oliver, from the Dionysiaca Pompa of the Ludi Saguntini MMXVI

Tοιγάρ νιν αὐτὰς ἐκ δόμων ᾤστρησ᾽ ἐγὼ
μανίαις, ὄρος δ᾽οἰκοῦσι παράκοποι φρενῶν:
σκευήν τ᾽ ἔχειν ἠνάγκασ᾽ ὀργίων ἐμῶν,
καὶ πᾶν τὸ θῆλυ σπέρμα Καδμείων, ὅσαι
γυναῖκες ἦσαν, ἐξέμηνα δωμάτων:
ὁμοῦ δὲ Κάδμου παισὶν ἀναμεμειγμέναι
χλωραῖς ὑπ᾽ ἐλάταις ἀνορόφοις ἧνται πέτραις.
(Εὐριπίδης, Βάκχαι 32-38)
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TRIARIOS SVBDVCIT

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Photo from The Romans.

 Paulus postquam metata castra impedimentaque conlocata animadvertit, ex postrema acie triarios primos subducit, deinde principes, stantibus in prima acie hastatis, si quid hostis moveret, postremo hastatos... (Titus Livius, Ab Urbe condita XLIV, 37, 1-2)
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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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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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TΗΝ ΑΡΠΑΓΗΝ ΤΩΝ ΓΥΝΑΙΚΩΝ

TΗΝ ΑΡΠΑΓΗΝ ΤΩΝ ΓΥΝΑΙΚΩΝ | LOCI AMŒNI | Scoop.it
"Rapto de las sabinas", by Francisco Pradilla (1874)

Tετάρτῳ δὲ μηνὶ μετὰ τὴν κτίσιν, ὡς Φάβιος ἱστορεῖ, τὸ περὶ τὴν ἁρπαγὴν ἐτολμήθη τῶν γυναικῶν (...) ἁρπασθῆναι δέ φασιν οἱ μὲν τριάκοντα μόνας, ἀφ᾽ ὧν καὶ τὰς φρατρίας ὀνομασθῆναι: Οὐαλέριος δ᾽ Ἀντίας ἑπτὰ καὶ εἴκοσι καὶ πεντακοσίας, Ἰόβας δὲ τρεῖς καὶ ὀγδοήκοντα καὶ ἑξακοσίας, παρθένους. (L.Mestrius Plutarchus, Βίοι Παράλληλοι: Ῥωμύλος 14, 1-6)
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PARATIOR VTILIORQVE

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Seneca, by J.W.Jeong

Placet imperia praeceptorum sequi et in mediam ire rem publicam; placet honores fascisque non scilicet purpura aut virgis abductum capessere, sed ut amicis propinquisque et omnibus civibus, omnibus deinde mortalibus paratior utiliorque sim. (L.Annaeus Seneca, De tranquillitate animi I,10)
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INSTAURAVIT PANTHEVM

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Painting by George Schmidt

Romae instauravit [Hadrianus] Pantheum, Saepta, Basilicam Neptuni, sacras aedes plurimas, Forum Augusti, Lavacrum Agrippae; eaque omnia propriis auctorum nominibus consecravit. (Historia Augusta: De vita Hadriani 19, 10-11)
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ΕΤΑΦΗ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΩΙ ΠΟΤΑΜΩΙ

ΕΤΑΦΗ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΩΙ ΠΟΤΑΜΩΙ | LOCI AMŒNI | Scoop.it
ἔζησε δὲ [Ἁδριανὸς] ἔτη μὲν δύο καὶ ἑξήκοντα μῆνας δὲ πέντε καὶ ἡμέρας ἐννεακαίδεκα, καὶ ἐμονάρχησεν ἔτη εἴκοσι καὶ μῆνας ἕνδεκα. ἐτάφη δὲ πρὸς αὐτῷ τῷ ποταμῷ, πρὸς τῇ γεφύρᾳ τῇ Αἰλίᾳ: ἐνταῦθα γὰρ τὸ μνῆμα κατεσκευάσατο. τὸ γὰρ τοῦ Αὐγούστου ἐπεπλήρωτο, καὶ οὐκέτι οὐδεὶς ἐν αὐτῷ ἐτέθη (L. Cassius Dio Cocceianus, Ῥωμαϊκὴ Ἱστορία LXIX, 23)

Baiae, 10 July 138.
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GEMITQVE PER ANNOS

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The first 'brexit'.

Romani in Brittania regnare cessarunt, post annos ferme CCCCLXX, ex quo Gaius Iulius Caesar eandem insulam adiit. Habitabant autem intra uallum, quod Seuerum trans insulam fecisse commemorauimus, ad plagam meridianam, quod ciuitates, farus, pontes, et stratae ibidem factae usque hodie testantur... Exin Brittania...multos stupet gemitque per annos. (Beda, Historia Ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum I, 11-12)
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CLAVSAS LIBERAT VMBRAS

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Nocte uagae ferimur, nox clausas liberat umbras,
errat et abiecta Cerberus ipse sera.
Luce iubent leges Lethaea ad stagna reuerti:
nos uehimur, uectum nauta recenset onus.
(Sex.Propertius, Elegiae IV, 7, 89-92)
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Η ΠΤΩΣΙΣ ΜΑΣ

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Όμως η πτώσις μας είναι βεβαία. Επάνω,
στα τείχη, άρχισεν ήδη ο θρήνος.
Των ημερών μας αναμνήσεις κλαιν κ’ αισθήματα.
(Κ.Π.Καβάφης, Τρώες 18-20)

On May 29th, 1453: Fall of Constantinople.
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CARPE DIEM

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Pompa Dionysiaca, photo by Sergi V. Oliver (Lvdi Sagvntini MMXVI)

Tu ne quaesieris, scire nefas, quem mihi, quem tibi
finem di dederint, Leuconoe, nec Babylonios
temptaris numeros. ut melius, quidquid erit, pati.
Seu pluris hiemes seu tribuit Iuppiter ultimam,
quae nunc oppositis debilitat pumicibus mare
Tyrrhenum: sapias, vina liques et spatio brevi
spem longam reseces. dum loquimur, fugerit invida
aetas: carpe diem quam minimum credula postero.
(Q.Horatius Flaccus, Carmina I, 11)
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AVRIS CAPRIPEDVM SATYRORVM

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Pompa Dionysiaca, photo by Sergi V. Oliver (Lvdi Sagvntini MMXVI)

 Bacchum in remotis carmina rupibus
vidi docentem, credite posteri,
Nymphasque discentis et auris
capripedum Satyrorum acutas

euhoe, recenti mens trepidat metu,
plenoque Bacchi pectore
turbidum laetatur. euhoe...

(Q.Horatius Flaccus, Carmina II, 19, 1-7)
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EYOI !

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LVDI SAGVNTINI MMXVI, photo by Sergi V. Oliver

 «Κικλήσκoμεν Διόνυσον ἐρίβρομον,
Ζηνὸς καὶ Σεμέλης ἐρικυδέος ἀγλαὸν υἱόν,
ὃν τρέφον ἠύκομοι Νύμφαι,
θυρσεγχής,
τρίγονον,
Βακχεῖον ἄνακτα.»

Εὐοῖ, Εὐοῖ, Εὐοῖ !!!
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