Re: Zerwick in Latin

From: Maurice A. O'Sullivan (
Date: Sun Apr 20 1997 - 19:11:27 EDT

At 12:20 20/04/97 -0500, you wrote:
>classes were held in Latin. In Rome, this was true in spades,
>at both the Biblicum and the Gregorian.

Wasn't it Anthony Kenny in his " The Path from Rome " ( I write from memory
) who gave a comic example of how this actually worked out in practice,
when he described a _very_ distinguished North American philosopher
concluding his account of some notion or other with the statement:
Haec theoria non tenuit aquam.

As Kenny remarked, this served only to confuse the Italian, German, Spanish
and French students who were left wondering what connection
water could possibly have with the philosophical point they had just heard


Maurice A. O'Sullivan [ Bray, Ireland ]

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