Monday, May 04, 2020


Ovid on Coronavirus

Ovid, Metamorphoses 4.287:
The cause is hidden, but the effect is well known.

causa latet, vis est notissima.
Id. 7.551:
They harm with their breath and spread contagion far and wide.

adflatuque nocent et agunt contagia late.
Hat tip: Alan Crease.

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