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  • Homerus, let them consider how many nights he kept himself awake to bring his noble works to light as little darkened with defects as might be.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • Homerus discriminatim omnes spiritus daemones vocat.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Homerus pudore consumptus, was swallowed up with this passion of shame [1676] because he could not unfold the fisherman's riddle.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • If - in your comment on languages you refer to my motto "Vivere non est necesse, navigare necesse es!", it is in Latin (non Spanish) from an Odyssey by Homerus - or rather a Latin poem about Odysseus, and it means: it is not necessary to live, but to navigate (= travel, since they ancient Greeks traveled by sea) or - in loose translation: Staying alive is not as important as exploring.

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  • ~ Largest butterfly in Western Hemisphere needs help to avoid extinction -- "The Homerus swallowtail is the Western Hemisphere`s largest butterfly, but University of Florida researchers say its numbers are so small that conservation and captive breeding efforts are needed to save the insect, found only in two parts of Jamaica."

    Speedlinking 8/9/07

  • Disciplinarum complurium inventores rerumque divinarum ac siderum peritissimi dicti sunt, quare ad eos Dædalus, Melampus, Pythagoras, Homerus et alii complures eruditionis causa profecti.

    The Fardle of Facions, conteining the aunciente maners, customes and lawes, of the peoples enhabiting the two partes of the earth, called Affricke and Asie

  • Hence the great errors to be found even in the works of the greatest men; or as Horace puts it, quandoque bonus dormitat Homerus.

    The Art of Literature

  • Homerus quoque prodidit: Fama est, insidentes arietum, caprarumque dorsis, armatos sagittis, veris tempore, vniuerso agmine ad mare descendere, et oua pullosque earum alitum consumere, ternis expeditionem eam mensibus confici, aliter futuris gregibus non resisti.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • This is a loose translation of dormitat Homerus, “Homer nods,” a phrase by the Latin poet Horace, suggesting that even great poets have senior moments.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • And if he sometimes stumbles over a metre or lets his private friendships and preferences run away with his cool discretion and judgment, why, _bonus dormitat Homerus_, let us, like the miser Euclio, be thankful for the good the gods vouchsafe us.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 2, February, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

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