Thursday, May 31, 2018


Bene Qui Latuit

Paul Theroux, Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015), p. 438:
Bene qui latuit bene dixit, wrote Ovid. To live well is to live unnoticed.
Image of the bottom of page 438:


For dixit read vixit.

The phrase comes from Ovid, Tristia 3.4.25, and means more literally "He who has succeeded in staying hidden has lived well."

Related post: Benevixitist.


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