The Connection between Humility and Exhumation — SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE


Varro’s De Lingua Latina 5.23 “Terra (earth) is, the same as humus (soil). Thus, they say that Ennius meant “to the earth” when he said: “they were striking the soil with their elbows”. Because the earth is soil, the man who is dead and covered with earth (terra) is said to be inhumed (humatus). Based…

The Connection between Humility and Exhumation — SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

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