Friday, March 16, 2012
Gnomologia by Karl Ernst Georges (1863)
As the subtitle explains: veterum latinorum sententiae quae aut quid sit aut quid esse oporteat in vita breviter ostendunt. The book is organized by topic, alphabetically in Latin, with quotations from famous authors - complete citations - for each topic. Both prose and verse authors are included. To give you a sense of the types of topics, here are the opening ones: Abstinentia, Adhortatio, Accusator, Admonitio, Adolescentia, Adulatio, Adversae Res, Aegrotus, etc.