Sulla - cunning as a fox, brave as a lion. Bad ass general, consul, dictator, and party animal.
Ita vero, aptus bene tuo sacculo est!
Yes, it fits in your pocket well!
Don’t mind me just carrying my pocket dictionary around
medusa by Dedo Hangman
Quomodo Invidiosulus Nomine Grinchus Christi Natalem Abrogaverit
How the Grinch Stole Christmas in Latin!
I got this a few days ago. Very nice! By the way:
- Grinch = Grinchus
- Max = Maxentius
- Whoville = Laetopolis
- Cindy Lou Who = Laetitia Laetula
Chandelier depicting the Gorgon, Medusa
Joachim Wtewael: The Judgement of Paris, 1615.
Quisquis amat. veniat. Veneri volo frangere costas
fustibus et lumbos debilitare deae.
Si potest illa mihi tenerum pertundere pectus
quit ego non possim caput illae frangere fuste?
Whoever loves, go to hell. I want to break Venus’s ribs
with a club and deform her hips.
If she can break my tender heart
why can’t I hit her over the head?
-CIL IV, 1284.
Ancient Macedonia in Archeological Museum of Amfipolis
para qué más
just when you thought it couldn’t get any darker
it gets darker
The museum entry says this helmet comes from Greece, but actually it comes from Meapontum, from the tomb of Archelaos, tyrant of the polis- it was (allegedly) stolen and brought to Switzerland, then sold to an art merchant.