Thursday, April 21, 2016

Do No Harm...

I stumbled on this extraordinary quote by St. Ambrose. Here's the English followed by the Latin original:

No One Heals Himself by Wounding Another.
nemo alium vulnerando se sanat. (Explanatio psalmorum XII 37.46)

Grammatically, it's a nice sentence. You've got a gerund, in the ablative (vulnerando), with a direct object in the accusative (alium). 

More importantly, it's an important sentiment. Let us love one another...

If you're interested in Latin or ancient history, or even just an entertaining read, check out the time-travel thriller In Saecula Saeculorum. Click to learn more.

You'll travel back to ancient Rome on a harrowing mission to save the modern world. It's the adventure of four lifetimes.