Sunday, January 18, 2009

“There is nothing sillier than a silly laugh” - Gaius Valerius Catullus

I have made an interesting discovery.
the namesake of this blog came from the phrase "To whom do i give my new elegant little book?" which is a rough translation of "cui dono lepidum novum libellum" from the poetry of Catullus.

I didn't know this.
when i picked that as a name i was just looking through translations of Latin phrases and plucked it.
but now that i know it seems pretty perfect.

"Catullus knows very well the quality of his poetry, and also the provocative form it has. He also calls his work "new"; the poems are recently made and therefore new, but they are also new as some of the first examples of Neoteric poetry in the Latin language."

That reflects the way I feel about this blog.

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