Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Adagia Quaedam ac Carmina
Adagia Quaedam ac Carmina (1727)
Here is the full title of the book, in florid 18th-century style: Adagia quaedam ac carmina magis obvia et ex optimis quibusdam auctoribus collecta nec non alphabetice digesta in gratiam studiosae juventutis. The sayings are accompanied by a translation which the author describes as "barbara locutio" (i.e. Dutch). The sayings are organized alphabetically not by the Latin but by the Dutch translations. It's a charming collection of sayings!