Unit Key 5
Unit Key 7
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- People of the Italian race used to live there.
- Lucius Domitius belonged to (lit. was of) the senatorial order.
- Unwilling, o queen, I went from your shore. (Vergil, Aeneid, VI, 460; on Vergil see 8.2)
- Marcus Messala was [a man] of much labour and much activity (i.e. capable of much labour and much activity).
- He has a fair body but a black soul.
- Your style is [the result] of much sweat.
- Black care sits behind the horseman. (Horace, Odes, III, 1, 40; on Horace see 12.2)
- A good leader makes a soldier good.
- A witty companion is as good as a carriage (lit. is instead of a carriage).
- Thieves love the dark.
- A person adorns a place, not a place a person.
- Libyan lions rush against bulls; they do not trouble (lit. are not troublesome to) butterflies (i.e. aggressors attack the great, they do not trouble unimportant people).
- Forgetting is the cure for injuries.
- Troubles bring on old age quickly.
- Laws are silent among weapons.
- It is [the task] of a judge to enunciate the law, not to make (lit. give) it.
- The highest law is often the highest evil.
- The mother of a timid man is not accustomed to weep (because he never puts himself in a dangerous situation).
- Necessity comes (lit. is) before reason.
- Necessity has no law.
- Truth is the mother of justice.
- The voice of the people is the voice of God. (Alcuin, Epistulae, 127; Alcuin (c. AD 730-804) was one of the most important teachers of the Middle Ages in western Europe)
- You are prodding a lion.
- Man is a wolf to man.
- The cart is drawing the ox.
- Speech is the bond of society.
- Many are lions in peace [but] deer in war.
- Death is certain, [its] hour is uncertain.
- Poets and painters are free (i.e. they can say or paint what they like but the rest of us are subject to laws).
- Length of time (lit. a long [period of] time) spoils stone.
- Man proposes but God disposes.
- Repetition is the mother of studies.
- The name is an omen (used of events where a particular name seems to have indicated a result or some aspect of it, e.g. the Reverend Nutty finds religious images in the mould of the damp walls of his church).
(c) Gavin Betts 2000