January 18, 2006

Caspian the god

One last thing on the Earl of Scooby.

His myspace page's title is a Latin quote:

'Aquila non captat muscas'

which struck me--and then I remembered. In highschool I fell in love with Robert Graves' I, Claudius and Claudius the God books, and took it upon myself to memorize one Latin quote. To this day, I can recite it in my head;

Captat non muscas aquila:
at quaeque advolat ultro Faucibus augustis, musca proterva perit

'...The eagle does not hawk for flies: but if any impudent fly comes buzzing of its own free will into his august throat, that's the end of the creature.'

See also: weird; back to school

Posted by jason at January 18, 2006 12:06 PM
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