Friday, August 5, 2011
Rotmar: Adagiorum Versuum Vergilii Centuriae
Adagiorum Seu Proverbialium Versuum Vergilii Centuriae by Valentin Rotmar (1577)
This book collects phrases and sayings from the poetry of Vergil. The sayings are organized into centuries and decades, with a listing at the front of the book. Each of the sayings is then accompanied by a brief essay in Latin, usually just a paragraph but sometimes longer. Sometimes they are true proverbs, while in other cases they are phrases that have been popularized precisely by their use in Vergil.