RE: Books

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Tue Oct 20 1998 - 11:19:54 EDT

At 9:11 AM -0500 10/20/98, Jonathan Robie wrote:
>At 08:57 AM 10/20/98 -0500, Carl W. Conrad wrote:
>>I just noticed with approval the citation from Augustine in AKM Adam's
>>signature file: "Melius est dubitare de occultis quam litigare de incertis."
>Since I fall into the category of "Little Greek, no Latin", perhaps you
>could translate?

What Shakespeare is reported to have said actually was that he had "a
little Greek and less Latin." At least, that's how I remmeber it. The Latin
above is: "It's better to be in doubt about mysteries than to wrangle about

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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