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Source for: "Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur"

A standard German book of collected quotations by Georg Büchmann, Geflügelte Worte, first published in 1864, traces this back to two sources, neither of which is an exact match. I consulted the 18th ...
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Source for: "Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur"

Mundus vult decipi: estudios interdisciplinares sobre falsificación textual y literaria, ed. Javier Martínez, notes a double meaning to this proverb: it is about deception and, by all accounts, its ...
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What are the classical attestions of "duodeviginti" and "undeviginti"?

The Packard corpus shows 16 results for undeviginti and 34 for duodeviginti. Notably, it also shows 2 for octodecim, though zero for novemdecim. Meanwhile, septemdecim gets 20 hits, showing us about ...
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Bilingual Latin/Greek and English texts online?

For Herodotus in particular, you can use Sacred Texts, which has parallel columns. The translation is by Macaulay 1890, but it's still fairly readable. Unfortunately, they don't have a lot of other ...
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What are the classical attestions of "duodeviginti" and "undeviginti"?

"Undeviginti" is attested at Livy "The History of Rome", book 30, chapter 9: "Claudius triremes quadriremesque et undeviginti hominum milia armavit".
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