March 27, 2011

12.3 Terror Panicus




Narrátur,
cum Galli, Brenno duce,
Graéciam percursántes,
templum Délphicum
parárent spoliáre,
iniéctum illis
a Pane
improvísum terrórem,
quo percúlsi omnes
fugam arripúerint:
inde natum, ut
terror sine causa suscéptus
Pánicus apellétur.


TEXT SOURCE: Epitome of Greek and Roman Mythology, by John Seely Hart (1853), with a vocabulary list in the back.

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  1. when you recall that Alexis de Tocqueville experienced terror: terreur, in French - upon finishing up his Democracy in America.

    That anecdoytal evidence would be associated to a common gallic hertage via Alesia anbd the ever resurgens vercingetorix - asterix (...)
    la terreur: la furia francese, que supportent les populations italiennes sousles coups des armees francaises de Charles VIII et compagnies circa 1480.

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