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vitaque cum gemitu fugit indignata sub umbras
VERGIL
(and the life fled, moaning, resentful, to the shades below)
non feram! non patiar! non sinam!
CICERO
(I will not bear it! I will not allow it! I will not permit it!)
spectatum veniunt, veniunt spectentur ut ipsae
OVID
(they wish as much to be see as to see-referring to beautiful people)
da mi basia mille, deinde centum...
CATULLUS
(give me 1,000 kisses, then 100...)
ni mortalibus arduum est
HORACE
(no height is to arduous for mortal men)
difficile est longum subito deponere amorem
CATULLUS
(it is difficult to suddenly lay aside a long lasting love [affair])
vivamus, mea Lesbia atque amemus
CATULLUS
(Lesbia mine, let's live and love.")
parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus
HORACE
(all that work and nothing to show for it)
satis diu vel naturae vixi, vel gloriae
CAESAR
(I have lived long enough both in years and in accomplishment
tantum religio potuit suadere malorum
LUCRETIUS
(religion has been able to lead men to commit so many evils)
di nos quasi pilas homines habent
PLAUTUS
(the gods use us mortals as footballs)
homo sum: humani nil a me alienum puto
TERENCE
(I am a man: I hold that nothing human is alien)
tnataene animis caelestibus irae
VERGIL
(can a divine being be so pursuing in anger)
non bene olet, qui bene semper olet
MARTIAL
(the man who is always well scented doesn't smell good)
vincere scis, Hannibal, Victoria uti nescis
LIVY
(you know who to win a battle, Hannibal, but not how to use it)
dabit deus his quoque finem
VERGIL
(God will grant an end even to these (troubles))
nutato nomine, de te fabula narratur
HORACE
(with the name changed, the story applies to you)
quid Romae faciam? mentiri nescio?
JUVENAL
(What am I to do in Rome? I don't know how to lie)
cui bono?
CICERO
(who stands to gain?)
voluptates commendat rarior usus
JUVENAL
(all pleasure is no pleasure;"rare indulgence increases pleasures")
quo usque tandem abutere...patientia nostra
CICERO
(how long, then, Catiline, will you abuse our patience
rident stolidi verba Latina
OVID
(fools laugh at the latin language)
panem et circenses
JUVENAL
(bread and circus games)
senectus ipsa morbus est
TERENCE
(old age itself is a sickness)
tantae molis erat Romanam condere gentem
VERGIL
(so massive a task it was to found the Roman race)
nec vitia nostra nec remedia pati possumus
LIVY
(we can endure neither our vices nor the remedies for them)
deus est mortali iuvare mortalem
PLINY THE ELDER
(for mortal to aid mortal-this is God)
nil mortalibus ardui est
HORACE
(for men no height is too steep)
bibamus, moriendum est
SENECA
(let's drink, death is inevitable)
fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt
JULIUS CAESAR
(as a rule men freely believe what they wish)