Latin Maxims

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The Great Roman Writers echo down the ages. Wisdom and inner strength shine from these towering personas.

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Latin Maxims

  1. 1. Latin Maxims Set out in pursuit of Greatness
  2. 2. Julius Caesar • I came, I saw, I conquered • Cowards die many times before their actual deaths. • The die is cast.
  3. 3. Cicero • If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. • Where there’s life, there’s hope. • Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book
  4. 4. Lucretius • The Swerve • The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there is never want where the mind is satisfied
  5. 5. The Swerve • Greenblatt tells the story of how Poggio Bracciolini, a 15th-century papal emissary and obsessive book hunter, saved the last copy of the Roman poet Lucretius's On the Nature of Things from near-terminal neglect in a German monastery, thus reintroducing important ideas that sparked the modern age
  6. 6. Marcus Aurelius • Meditations • Give thyself time to learn something new and good, and cease to be whirled around • Let your occupations be few," says the sage, "if you would lead a tranquil life.
  7. 7. Epicurus
  8. 8. Horace
  9. 9. Horace
  10. 10. Ovid • Amor Vincit Omnia
  11. 11. Seneca
  12. 12. Seneca
  13. 13. Suetonius 12 Caesars
  14. 14. Virgil Aeneid, Georgics, Eclogues

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