Wednesday, April 20, 2016


Without a Dictionary

Max O'Rell (pseudonym of Léon-Paul Blouët), Drat the Boys! or Recollections of an Ex-Frenchmaster in England (London: Field & Tuer, 1886), p. 76:
I never heard of great generals being particularly good at Latin, except Julius Caesar, who wrote his Commentaries on the Gallic Wars in that language, and without a dictionary, they say.

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