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Marcus Manilius

Marcus Manilius foi um poeta e astrólogo romano do século I d.C.

Manilius é conhecido principalmente por um poema dividido em 5 livros, chamado Astronomica, que é um tratado sobre astrologia. Nada é conhecido sobre sua vida, no entanto sua fluência em latim, associado ao conhecimento de autores latinos como Virgílio, Tito Lívio e Cícero, sugere que pode ter sido romano Wikipedia

Citações Marcus Manilius

„It is easy to spread the sails to propitious winds, and to cultivate in different ways a rich soil, and to give lustre to gold and ivory, when the very raw material itself shines.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

Book III, line 26.
Astronomica
Original: (la) Facile est ventis dare vela secundis,
Fecundumque solum varias agitare per artes,
Auroque atque ebori decus addere, cum rudis ipsa
Materies niteat.

„Every one is in a small way the image of God.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

Book IV, line 895.
Astronomica
Original: (la) Exemplumque dei quisque est in imagine parva.

„Labor is itself a pleasure.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

Variant translation (reading ipsa): Even pleasure itself is a toil.
Book IV, line 155. Explained by Housman ad loc. The first reading is the correct one in the context.
Astronomica
Original: (la) Labor est etiam ipse voluptas.

„Man must be so weighed as though there were a God within him.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

Book IV, line 407.
Astronomica
Original: (la) Impendendus homo est, deus esse ut possit in ipso.

„No barriers, no masses of matter, however enormous, can withstand the powers of the mind. The remotest corners yield to them; all things succumb, the very heaven itself is laid open.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

Book I, line 541.
Astronomica
Original: (la) Rationi nulla resistunt.
Claustra nec immensæ moles, ceduntque recessus:
Omnia succumbunt, ipsum est penetrabile cœlum.

„Experience is always sowing the seed of one thing after another.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

Book I, line 90.
Astronomica
Original: (la) Semper enim ex aliis alias proseminat usus.

„As we are born we die, and the end commences with the beginning.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

Book IV, line 16. Quoted by Michel de Montaigne in Essays (1580), Book I, Chapter 19.
Variant translation: When we are born we die, our end is but the pendant of our beginning.
Astronomica
Original: (la) Nascentes morimur, finisque ab origine pendet.

„By several proofs experience art has made,
Example being guide.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

Book I, line 61. Quoted by Michel de Montaigne in Essays, Vol. III, Ch. 13 (tr. Charles Cotton).
Variant translation: Experience, after many trials, perfected the art, example showing the way.
Astronomica
Original: (la) Per varios usus artem experientia fecit,
Exemplo monstrante viam.

„We are always beginning to live, but are never living.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

Book IV, line 5.
Astronomica
Original: (la) Victuros agimus semper, nec vivimus unquam.

„Who can know heaven except by its gifts? and who can find out God, unless the man who is himself an emanation from God?“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

Astronomica
Original: (la) Quis cœlum possit nisi cœli munere nosse?
Et reperire deum nisi qui pars ipse deorum est?

„Seek not the measure of matter; fix your gaze
Upon the power of reason, not of bulk;
For reason 'tis that all things overcomes.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

Materiae ne quaere modum; sed perspice vires
Quas ratio, non pondus habet; ratio omnia vincit.
Book IV, line 924, as reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of Quotations (classical) (1897), p. 130.
Astronomica
Original: (la) Materiae ne quaere modum; sed perspice vires
Quas ratio, non pondus habet; ratio omnia vincit.

„Who can believe that all these mighty works
Have grown, unaided by the hand of God,
From small beginnings? that the law is blind
by which the world was made?“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

Book I, line 492, as reported in Dictionary of Quotations (classical) (1897) by T. B. Harbottle, p. 240.
Astronomica
Original: (la) Quis credat tantas operum sine numine moles
Ex minimis, caecoque creatum foedere mundum?

„How many realms since Troy have been o'erthrown?
How many nations captive led? How oft
Has Fortune up and down throughout the world
Changed slavery for dominion?“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

Book I, line 506, as reported in Dictionary of Quotations (classical) (1897) by T. B. Harbottle, p. 248.
Astronomica
Original: (la) Quot post excidium Trojae sunt eruta regna?
Quot capti populi? quoties Fortuna per orbem
Servitium imperiumque tulit, varieque revertit?

„The hours fly around in a circle.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

Book I, line 641.
Astronomica
Original: (la) Volat hora per orbem.

„Time stands with impartial law.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

Book III, line 310.
Astronomica
Original: (la) Æquo stat fœdere tempus.

„All things obey fixed laws.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

Book I, line 479.
Astronomica
Original: (la) Certis legibus omnia parent.

„Death's law brings change to all created things;
Lands cease to know themselves as years roll on.
As centuries pass, e'en nations change their form,
Yet safe the world remains, with all it holds.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

Book I, line 515, as reported in Dictionary of Quotations (classical) (1897) by T. B. Harbottle, p. 197.
G. P. Goold's translation: Everything born to a mortal existence is subject to change, nor does the earth notice that, despoiled by the passing years, it bears an appearance which varies through the ages.
Variant translation (disputed): Everything that is created is changed by the laws of man; the earth does not know itself in the revolution of years; even the races of man assume various forms in the course of ages.
Astronomica
Original: (la) Omnia mortali mutantur lege creata,
Nec se cognoscunt terræ vertentibus annis,
Et mutant variam faciem per sæcula gentes,
At manet incolumis mundus suaque omnia servat.

„Nascentes morimur, finisque ab origine pendet.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

As we are born we die, and the end commences with the beginning.
Book IV, line 16. Quoted by Michel de Montaigne in Essays (1580), Book I, Chapter 19.
Variant translation: When we are born we die, our end is but the pendant of our beginning.
Astronomica

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