[Owl] Lesson 12 (2007/06/22 - afternoon)


Direct & indirect speeches

Sequence of tenses

Purpose & Result clauses

Conditional statements

"CUM" as a subordinating conjunction

Some special notes

Maxim 81-90
Docendo discimus.
We learn by teaching. (After Seneca Philosophus, homines dum docent discunt - men learn while they teach.)

Ad nocendum potentes sumus.
We have the power to harm. (Seneca, De ira)

Dubitando ad veritatem venimus.
We arrive at the truth being sceptical. (Pierre Abelard, Sic et non?)

De gustibus non est disputandum.
That is a matter of taste. (N/A)

Gutta cavat lapidem, non vi sed saepe cadendo.
The drop excavates the stone, not with force but by falling often. (Ovid, Ex Ponto)

Mendacem memorem esse oportet.
A liar needs a good memory. (Quintilianus, De institutione oratoria)

Dictum, factum.
Said and done. (Terence, Heautontimorumenos)

Aliis si licet, tibi non licet.
Even though it is permitted for others, it isn't permitted for you. (Terence, Heautontimorumenos. Cf. quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi.)

Quam bene vivas refert, non quam diu.
The important thing isn't how long you live, but how well you live. (Seneca Philosophus, Epistulae)

Non omne quod licet honestum est.
Not everything that is permitted is honest. (Corpus Iuris Civilis: Digesta)