Sunday, August 14, 2016


Three Latin Words

Richard Jenkyns, Virgil's Experience. Nature and History: Times, Names, and Places (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998), p. 437 (on Aeneid 3.509):
'Optatae gremio telluris'—in three Latin words all the longing for home, for roots, for mother earth is contained.

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