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Translation Assistance => Other language pairs => Latin->English => Topic started by: billberg23 on 14 Jan, 2019, 09:21:17

Title: multae sub tegulis cubant noctuae -> many owls sleep under the roof tiles
Post by: billberg23 on 14 Jan, 2019, 09:21:17
multae sub tegulis cubant noctuae –> many owls sleep under the roof tiles
A reference to Plutarch's Life of Lysander 16.2.10, riddling the difference between real owls and Athenian coinage:  αἰνιξάμενος ὑπὸ τῷ κεραμικῷ κοιτάζεσθαι πολλὰς γλαῦκας. ἦν γάρ, ὡς ἔοικε, τὸ χάραγμα τοῦ πλείστου τότε νομίσματος διὰ τοὺς Ἀθηναίους γλαῦκες — "Many 'owls,' says Gylippus' servant, "sleep under the roof tiles."