Saturday, December 17, 2011

Tempore Et Loco

Here is today's emblem by Joachim Camerarius, 2:97. According to ancient legend, the crocodile had a gift of foresight that allowed it to know in advance the flood tides of Nile. As a result, the crocodile could lay its eggs in safety, just beyond the high water line. As a result, a farmer who discovered the nest of the crocodile eggs would know how high the Nile's tide would rise in the future.

Tempore Et Loco
Nosse modum tempusque doces, crocodile magister,
Et ventura diu tempora prospicere.


tempus - time
et - and
locus - place
nosco - know
modus - manner
que - and
doceo - teach
crocodilus - crocodile
magister - teacher
venio - come
diu - for a long time, long since
prospicio - see far off, foresee

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