Friday, July 25, 2008

hic et nunc habitat felicitas


When I got back from holidays recently, I was surprised to find this graffito on a wall near my house. There can't be too many Latin scholars living nearby, but I swear it wasn't me.

Sadly, it's been removed already- felicitas has been forced to find a new home.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, suuuure you didn't do it...

"Being on holidays" sounds awfully convenient, Mr. Morrison...

Mike Salter said...

There's some Latin inamongst a bit of (more permanent) graffiti/street art on the southern side of Railway St. (?) in Summer Hill just before the junction with Old Canterbury Road. There, in the midst of some very good illustration, is the phrase "Oriens in alis aquilarum iter per tenebras".

Give your students ten points if they can work that one out, JM. ;-)

jm said...

Summer Hill, you say? probably some ratbag Trinity boy... i'll have to see if i can track it down and get a photo.

Anonymous said...

"Oriens in alis aquilarum iter per tenebras"

The path rises through the darkness on the wings of the eagles...?