Re: BG-Netiquette

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Fri Oct 10 1997 - 09:04:43 EDT

At 12:18 AM -0500 10/10/97, #porson wrote:
>O felix hominum genus
>si uestros animos amor
>quo caelum regitur regat.

For the benefit of those who can't read the Latin:

"O blessed race of humankind
if the love whereby heaven is ruled
(really does) rule your hearts!"

This is rather nice but nevertheless a bit wistful. It certainly does
convey my sense in the above-captioned thread that we wouldn't need to set
restrictions on list posts at all if we had enough love. This looks like a
quotation that I should know but don't. Would you tell us the source (or is
this your own nice composition?)?

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics/Washington University
One Brookings Drive/St. Louis, MO, USA 63130/(314) 935-4018
Home: 7222 Colgate Ave./St. Louis, MO 63130/(314) 726-5649 OR

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