Sunday, November 6, 2016

LONESOME DOVE ...trivia explained

 The Latin phrase, uva uvam vivendo varia fit, that appears on the Hat Creek Cattle Company is a corruption of the latin phrase uva uvam videndo varia fit from the scholia to Juvenal 2.81. It means, literally a grape changes color [i.e., ripens] when it sees [another] grape

( c.60– c.140), Roman satirist; Latin name Decimus Junius Juvenalis. He wrote 16-verse satires that savagely attacked the vices and follies of Roman society, chiefly during the reign of Domitian.

Domitian |dəˈmiSHən|

( ad 51–96), son of Vespasian; Roman emperor 81–96; full name Titus Flavius Domitianus.

Why? I watch the ending of the movie again. I rail with Woodrow as he beats off buzzards pecking on the flesh of Gus, and I cry with "Capitan" Call as he laments the days that are no more.Then I always have to look up the Latin phrase and ponder again its meaning.

What satires will result from the politics of 2016 and what will it matter in one hundred years?

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