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ΕΥΖΥΓΟΝ ΑΡΓΩ

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ἀρχόμενος σέο, Φοῖβε , παλαιγενέων κλέα φωτῶν  

μνήσομαι, οἳ Πόντοιο κατὰ στόμα καὶ διὰ πέτρας  

Κυανέας βασιλῆος ἐφημοσύνῃ Πελίαο 

χρύσειον μετὰ κῶας ἐύζυγον ἤλασαν Ἀργώ. 

(Ἀπολλώνιος Ῥόδιος, Ἀργοναυτικά I,1,1-4) 

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HERENNI FILIVM

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Samnite reenactor , posted by Augustus MonteCoronese to The Romans

Samnites eo anno imperatorem C. Pontium Herenni filium  habuerunt, patre longe prudentissimo natum, primum ipsum bellatorem ducemque...Exercitu educto circa Caudium castra quam potest occultissime locat. (Titus Livius, Ab Urbe condita IX, 1,2 - 2,1)



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CONFECTO PROELIO

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Il ritrovamento del corpo di Catilina dopo la battaglia di Pistoia (1871), by Alcide Segoni .


Sed confecto proelio, tum vero cerneres, quanta audacia quantaque animi vis fuisset in exercitu Catilinae. nam fere quem quisque vivos pugnando locum ceperat, eum amissa anima corpore tegebat. (...) Catilina vero longe a suis inter hostium cadavera repertus est, paululum etiam spirans ferociamque animi, quam habuerat vivos, in voltu retinens (C.Sallustius Crispus, De coniuratione Catilinae 61,1-4)

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ΟΙ ΑΥΤΟΙ ΚΡΙΝΟΜΕΝ

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Pericles' Funeral Oration ( Perikles hält die Leichenrede ), by  Philipp von Foltz (1852)


"Kαὶ οἱ αὐτοὶ ἤτοι κρίνομέν γε ἢ ἐνθυμούμεθα ὀρθῶς τὰ πράγματα, οὐ τοὺς λόγους τοῖς ἔργοις βλάβην ἡγούμενοι, ἀλλὰ μὴ προδιδαχθῆναι μᾶλλον λόγῳ πρότερον ἢ ἐπὶ ἃ δεῖ ἔργῳ ἐλθεῖν." (Θουκυδίδης, Ιστορία του Πελοποννησιακού Πολέμου II,40,2)

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ΕΡΓΑ ΠΟΛΥΧΡΥΣΟΥ ΑΦΡΟΔΙΤΗΣ

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Aphrodite , by Cristian Baitg


Mοῦσά μοι ἔννεπε ἔργα πολυχρύσου Ἀφροδίτης ,  

Κύπριδος , ἥτε θεοῖσιν ἐπὶ γλυκὺν ἵμερον ὦρσε  

καί τ᾽ ἐδαμάσσατο φῦλα καταθνητῶν ἀνθρώπων 

οἰωνούς τε διιπετέας καὶ θηρία πάντα, 

ἠμὲν ὅσ᾽ ἤπειρος πολλὰ τρέφει ἠδ᾽ ὅσα πόντος: 

πᾶσιν δ᾽ ἔργα μέμηλεν ἐυστεφάνου Κυθερείης. 

(Ὅμηρος, Εἲς Ἀφροδίτην 1- 6)


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DVM COLERIS

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Cum fieret, lapis asper erat: nunc, nobile signum,      

Nuda Venus madidas exprimit imbre comas. 

Tu quoque dum coleris, nos te dormire putemus; 

Aptius a summa conspiciere manu. 

Cur mihi nota tuo causa est candoris in ore? 

Claude forem thalami! quid rude prodis opus? 

Multa viros nescire decet; pars maxima rerum 

Offendat, si non interiora tegas. 

 (P. Ovidius Naso, Ars amatoria III, 223-230)

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ΣΑΠΦΟΥΣ  ΦΟΡΜΙΖΩΝ ΠΟΘΟΝ

ΣΑΠΦΟΥΣ  ΦΟΡΜΙΖΩΝ ΠΟΘΟΝ | LOCI AMŒNI | Scoop.it

Sappho and Alcaeus , painting by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1881)


Λέσβιος Ἀλκαῖος δὲ πόσους ἀνεδέξατο κώμους, 

Σαπφοῦς φορμίζω  ἱμερόεντα πόθον, 

γινώσκεις. ὁ δ᾽ ἀοιδὸς ἀηδόνος ἠράσαθ᾽ ὕμνων 

Τήιον ἀλγύνων ἄνδρα πολυφραδίῃ. 

καὶ γὰρ τὴν ὁ μελιχρὸς ἐφωμίλησεν Ἀνακρέων 

στελλομένην πολλαῖς ἄμμιγα Λεσβιάσι: 

φοίτα δ᾽ ἄλλοτε μὲν λείπων Σάμον, ἄλλοτε δ᾽ αὐτὴν 

οἰνηρῇ δείρῃ κεκλιμένην πατρίδα, 

Λέσβον ἐς εὔοινον... 

(Ἑρμησιάναξ ὁ Κολοφωνίος, quoted by Ἀθήναιος Nαυκρατίτης, Δειπνοσοφισταί 13,71)


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ΣΥΝΔΙΕΣΩΣΕ ΑΥΤΟΝ ΕΜΕ

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Alcybiades and Socrates , by Milek Jakubiec.


  'Ανθρώπων ἢ οὗτος, τετρωμένον οὐκ ἐθέλων ἀπολιπεῖν, ἀλλὰ συνδιέσωσε καὶ τὰ ὅπλα καὶ αὐτὸν ἐμέ. καὶ ἐγὼ μέν, ὦ Σώκρατες, καὶ τότε ἐκέλευον σοὶ διδόναι τἀριστεῖα τοὺς στρατηγούς ( Πλάτων, Συμπόσιον 220ε)

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LIMES CANDIDVS

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Voié Lactée, by Julien Ben. 


Vtque suos arcus per nubila circinat Iris, 

sic superincumbit signato culmine limes 

candidus et resupina facit mortalibus ora, 

dum nova per caecam mirantur lumina noctem 

inquiruntque sacras humano pectore causas. 

(M. Manilius, Astronomica, I)

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FEMINARVM DVCTV BELLARE

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Boudicca , photo by Sergi V. Oliver ( Sagvntvm Invicta , 30/04/2017)


Boudicca curru filias prae se vehens, ut quamque nationem accesserat, solitum quidem Britannis feminarum ductu bellare testabatur, sed tunc non ut tantis maioribus ortam regnum et opes, verum ut unam e vulgo libertatem amissam, confectum verberibus corpus, contrectatam filiarum pudicitiam ulcisci. (C.Cornelius Tacitus, Annales XIV, 35)

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ΜΟΥΝΗ ΕΛΠΙΣ ΕΜΙΜΝΕ

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Pandora , photo by Cristian Baitg .


ἀλλὰ γυνὴ χείρεσσι πίθου μέγα πῶμ᾽ ἀφελοῦσα 

ἐσκέδασ᾽: ἀνθρώποισι δ᾽ ἐμήσατο κήδεα λυγρά. 

μούνη δ᾽ αὐτόθι Ἐλπὶς ἐν ἀρρήκτοισι δόμοισιν 

ἔνδον ἔμιμνε πίθου ὑπὸ χείλεσιν, οὐδὲ θύραζε 

ἐξέπτη...

(Ἡσίοδος, Ἔργα καὶ Ἡμέραι vv. 94-98)

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EAMQVE EDOCENS RECINERE

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Greek God Pan playing pan flute surrounded by nymphs , by Cristian Baitg   


Tunc forte Pan deus rusticus iuxta superi cilium amnis sedebat, complexus Echo montanam deam eamque voculas omnimodas edocens recinere; proxime ripam vago pastu lasciviunt, comam fluvii tondentes, capellae. Hircuosus deus sauciam Psychen atque defectam, utcumque casus eius non inscius, clementer ad se vocatam sic permulcet verbis lenientibus... (L.Apuleius Madaurensis, Metamorphoses V, 25).

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PERIVRI PLENISSIMVS

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Daem. 

Quis istic est qui deos tam parvi pendit? paucis expedi. 


Trach. 

Fraudis sceleris parricidi periuri plenissimus,

legirupa impudens impurus inverecundissimus, 

uno verbo absolvam, lenost: quid illum porro praedicem? 


(T. Maccius Plautus, Rudens 650-3)

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ΚΥΠΡΟΓΕΝΗΑ

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Aphrodite of Milos, painting by Joongwon Jeong 


Zὰ ... ἐλεξάμαν ὄναρ Κυπρογενηα  

( Ψάπφω , Lobel-Page 134 / 87D )

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ROMAM CIRCVS CAPIT

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Totam hodie Romam circus capit, et fragor aurem  

percutit, eventum viridis quo colligo panni.  

nam si deficeret, maestam attonitamque videres 

hanc urbem veluti Cannarum in pulvere victis 

consulibus... 

(D. Iunius Iuvenalis, Saturae IV, 11, 197-201)

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MARE TVRBIDVM

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Девятый вал ( The Ninth Wave ), by Ivan Aivazovsky


 Illi robur et aes triplex 

circa pectus erat, qui fragilem truci 

conmisit pelago ratem 

primus: nec timuit praecipitem Africum 

decertantem Aquilonibus 

nec tristis Hyadas nec rabiem Noti, 

quo non arbiter Hadriae 

maior, tollere seu ponere volt freta; 

quem mortis timuit gradum 

qui siccis oculis monstra natantia, 

qui vidit mare turbidum et 

infamis scopulos Acroceraunia? 

nequiquam deus abscidit 

prudens oceano dissociabili 

terras, si tamen inpiae 

non tangenda rates transiliunt vada. 

audax omnia perpeti 

gens humana ruit per vetitum, nefas! 

(Q.Horatius Flaccus, Carmina I,3, 9-26)

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ΑΝΤΙΟΙ ΤΟΙΣ ΠΟΛΕΜΙΟΙΣ

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Kαὶ οὐκέτι τρία ἢ τέτταρα στάδια διειχέτην τὼ φάλαγγε ἀπ᾽ ἀλλήλων ἡνίκα ἐπαιάνιζόν τε οἱ Ἕλληνες καὶ ἤρχοντο ἀντίοι ἰέναι τοῖς πολεμίοις (Ξενοφῶν, Ἀνάβασις I,8,17)

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AD INTERNECIONEM

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Exercitus omnium fortissimus, disciplina, manu experientiaque bellorum inter Romanos milites princeps, marcore ducis, perfidia hostis, iniquitate fortunae circumventus, (...) inclusus silvis, paludibus, insidiis ab eo hoste ad internecionem trucidatus est, quem ita semper more pecudum trucidaverat... (C.Velleius Paterculus, Historiae II, 119, 2)
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NOMINE CLARVS ERAT

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Hic locus Herculeo nomine clarus erat.  

Cuncta iacent flammis et tristi mersa favilla:  

 Nec superi vellent hoc licuisse sibi.

(M. Valerius Martialis, Epigrammata IV, 44, 6-8)

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TΑ ΣΦΑΓΙΑ ΕΓΙΝΕΤΟ ΚΑΛΑ

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Reenactment Of The Battle Of Marathon , by Malcolm Brabant. 


 Ως δέ σφι διετέτακτο καὶ τὰ σφάγια ἐγίνετο καλά, ἐνθαῦτα ὡς ἀπείθησαν οἱ  Ἀθηναῖοι δρόμῳ ἵεντο ἐς τοὺς βαρβάρους. ἦσαν δὲ στάδιοι οὐκ ἐλάσσονες τὸ μεταίχμιον αὐτῶν ἢ ὀκτώ. (Ἡρόδοτος Ἁλικαρνᾱσσεύς, Ἱστορία VI, 112,1.)

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NAVALE QVOQVE

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Spectacula assidue magnifica et sumptuosa edidit non in amphitheatro modo, uerum et in circo, ubi praeter sollemnes bigarum quadrigarumque cursus proelium etiam duplex, equestre ac pedestre, commisit; at in amphitheatro nauale quoque.  (C.Suetonius Tranquillus, Domitianus 4)

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TVRRITI SCOPVLI

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Aci Trezza - Sicilia , by Franco Rattazzi . 


Vela legunt socii et proras ad litora torquent. 

Portus ab Euroo fluctu curvatus in arcum, 

obiectae salsa spumant aspargine cautes; 

ipse latet; gemino demittunt bracchia muro 

turriti scopuli, refugitque ab litore templum. 

(P.Vergilius Maro, Aeneis III, 532-6)

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ΣΠΙΛΑΔΕΣ ΤΕ ΠΑΓΟΙ

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A cloudy sunset , by Alexander Pappas .


Nῆχε δ᾽ ἐπειγόμενος ποσὶν ἠπείρου ἐπιβῆναι. 

ἀλλ᾽ ὅτε τόσσον ἀπῆν ὅσσον τε γέγωνε βοήσας,

καὶ δὴ δοῦπον ἄκουσε ποτὶ σπιλάδεσσι θαλάσσης: 

ῥόχθει γὰρ μέγα κῦμα ποτὶ ξερὸν ἠπείροιο 

δεινὸν ἐρευγόμενον, εἴλυτο δὲ πάνθ᾽ ἁλὸς ἄχνῃ: 

οὐ γὰρ ἔσαν λιμένες νηῶν ὄχοι, οὐδ᾽ ἐπιωγαί. 

ἀλλ᾽ ἀκταὶ προβλῆτες ἔσαν σπιλάδες τε πάγοι τε.. 

(Ὅμηρος, Ὀδύσσεια V, 399-405)

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ΑΦΡΟΔΙΤΗΝ ΑΦΡΟΓΕΝΕΑ

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Photo inspired by the Aphrodite rising from the sea (Ludovisi Throne), by Francesco Vezzoli 


Mήδεα δ᾽ ὡς τὸ πρῶτον ἀποτμήξας ἀδάμαντι 

κάββαλ᾽ ἀπ᾽ ἠπείροιο πολυκλύστῳ ἐνὶ πόντῳ, 

ὣς φέρετ᾽ ἂμ πέλαγος πουλὺν χρόνον, ἀμφὶ δὲ λευκὸς 

ἀφρὸς ἀπ᾽ ἀθανάτου χροὸς ὤρνυτο: τῷ δ᾽ ἔνι κούρη 

ἐθρέφθη: πρῶτον δὲ Κυθήροισιν ζαθέοισιν 

ἔπλητ᾽, ἔνθεν ἔπειτα περίρρυτον ἵκετο Κύπρον. 

ἐκ δ᾽ ἔβη αἰδοίη καλὴ θεός, ἀμφὶ δὲ ποίη 

ποσσὶν ὕπο ῥαδινοῖσιν ἀέξετο: τὴν δ᾽ Ἀφροδίτην 

ἀφρογενέα τε θεὰν καὶ ἐυστέφανον Κυθέρειαν 

κικλῄσκουσι θεοί τε καὶ ἀνέρες, οὕνεκ᾽ ἐν ἀφρῷ 

θρέφθη: ... 

(Ἡσίοδος, Θεογονία, vv.188-198)

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FERROQVE NECARI

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Itaque ... sacramentum iuravimus: uri, vinciri, verberari ferroque necari ... Tanquam legitimi gladiatores domino corpora animasque religiosissime addicimus. (C. Petronius Arbiter, Satyricon CXVII)

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