Quintus Ennius tria corda habere sese dicebat, quod loqui Graece et Osce et Latine sciret. "Quintus Ennius said that he had three hearts, because he spoke Greek and Oscan and Latin." -Aulus Gellius, Noctes Atticae 17.17
Monday, March 22, 2010
D.M. Giovanni Pugliese Carratelli
I neglected to mention previously the passing, at age 98--truly a man of the saeculum-- of Giovanni Pugliese Carratelli, one of the giants of the study of Italian antiquity.