Re: CHAT: Boredom is the mother of all arts.
|From:||Philippe Caquant <herodote92@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, October 19, 2004, 17:12|
--- Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> skrev:
> Andreas Johansson wrote:
> > For reasons best left undisclosed, I needed to
> translate the title of this mail
> > into Latin; I came up with _Tedium mater artium
> omnium est_. I'd appreciate if
> > the latinophones on the list tore it to bits.
> Taedium mater omnium artium est. Note the
>Yes, but isn't it a bit odd that some neutral noun
will be the mother of something ?
Maybe something like:
"De taedio omnes nascuntur artes" ?
(don't throw things at me ! I'm a very bad Latinist.
Nevertheless, I think that putting the verb in the
middle of the phrase "omnes artes" looks very elegant.
I'm almost sure Cicero might have said something like
Ceterum censeo *vi* esse oblitterandum (Me).