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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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IN FORNICEM DEDVCTVM

IN FORNICEM DEDVCTVM | LOCI AMŒNI | Scoop.it
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

ΤΥΦΛΟΣ ΑΝΗΡ | LOCI AMŒNI | Scoop.it
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

 ΟΙΑ ΘΥΕΛΛΑ | LOCI AMŒNI | Scoop.it
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

 ΑΝΑΧΟΡΕΥΣΩΜΕΝ ΒΑΚΧΙΟΝ | LOCI AMŒNI | Scoop.it
Photo by Sergi V. Oliver

'Aναχορεύσωμεν Βάκχιον
(Εὐριπίδης, Βάκχαι 1153)
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SIMPLICI MYRTO

SIMPLICI MYRTO | LOCI AMŒNI | Scoop.it
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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FINIS COMMODISSIMVS

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Pridie quam occideretur, in sermone nato super cenam apud Marcum Lepidum, quisnam esset finis uitae commodissimus, repentinum inopinatumque praetulerat. (C.Suetonius Tranquillus, De vita Caesarum: Divus Iulius LXXXVII)
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ΑΥΤΗ ΦΙΛΟΣΟΦΟΣ

ΑΥΤΗ ΦΙΛΟΣΟΦΟΣ | LOCI AMŒNI | Scoop.it
Ὑπατία: ἡ Θέωνος τοῦ γεωμέτρου θυγάτηρ, τοῦ Ἀλεξανδρέως φιλοσόφου, καὶ αὐτὴ φιλόσοφος καὶ πολλοῖς γνώριμος (...) Aὕτη ἐν Ἀλεξανδρείᾳ καὶ ἐγεννήθη καὶ ἀνετράφη καὶ ἐπαιδεύθη. τὴν δὲ φύσιν γενναιοτέρα τοῦ πατρὸς οὖσα οὐκ ἠρκέσθη τοῖς διὰ τῶν μαθημάτων παιδεύμασιν ὑπὸ τῷ πατρί, ἀλλὰ καὶ φιλοσοφίας ἥψατο τῆς ἄλλης οὐκ ἀγεννῶς... (Σοῦδα, Ὑπατία)
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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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PARATIOR VTILIORQVE

PARATIOR VTILIORQVE | LOCI AMŒNI | Scoop.it
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

GEMITQVE PER ANNOS | LOCI AMŒNI | Scoop.it
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

CLAVSAS LIBERAT VMBRAS | LOCI AMŒNI | Scoop.it
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

Η ΠΤΩΣΙΣ ΜΑΣ | LOCI AMŒNI | Scoop.it
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

CARPE DIEM | LOCI AMŒNI | Scoop.it
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

AVRIS CAPRIPEDVM SATYRORVM | LOCI AMŒNI | Scoop.it
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 !

EYOI ! | LOCI AMŒNI | Scoop.it
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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ΑΣΕΛΓΕΙΑΣ ΑΝΘΡΩΠΟΣ

ΑΣΕΛΓΕΙΑΣ ΑΝΘΡΩΠΟΣ | LOCI AMŒNI | Scoop.it
Reconstructed face of King Philip II

 'Ορᾶτε γάρ, ὦ ἄνδρες Ἀθηναῖοι, τὸ πρᾶγμα, οἷ προελήλυθ᾽ ἀσελγείας ἅνθρωπος, ὃς οὐδ᾽ αἵρεσιν ὑμῖν δίδωσι τοῦ πράττειν ἢ ἄγειν ἡσυχίαν, ἀλλ᾽ ἀπειλεῖ καὶ λόγους ὑπερηφάνους... (Δημοσθένης, Κατὰ Φιλίππου A 4.9)
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ΑΙ ΜΑΡΤΙΑΙ ΕΙΔΟΙ

ΑΙ ΜΑΡΤΙΑΙ ΕΙΔΟΙ | LOCI AMŒNI | Scoop.it
Tις αὐτῷ μάντις ἡμέρᾳ Μαρτίου μηνὸς, ἣν Εἰδοὺς Ῥωμαῖοι καλοῦσι, προείποι μέγαν φυλάττεσθαι κίνδυνον ἐλθούσης δὲ τῆς ἡμέρας προϊὼν ὁ Καῖσαρ εἰς τὴν σύγκλητον ἀσπασάμενος προσπαίξειε τῷ μάντει φάμενος ‘αἱ μὲν δὴ Μάρτιαι Εἰδοὶ πάρεισιν’ ὁ δὲ ἡσυχῇ πρὸς αὐτόν εἴποι ‘ναί πάρεισιν, ἀλλ᾽οὐ παρεληλύθασι.’ (L.Mestrius Plutarchus, Βίοι Παράλληλοι: Καῖσαρ 63,3-4)
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