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Monday, November 03, 2003

What Romans think about the Vatican

Got myself Cassel's Latin-English English-Latin Dictionary (143NIS). Here's what it has to say about Vaticanus:

The Vatican hill on the West side of the Tiber ... ager vaticanus, the country round the Vatican, notorious for its bad soil, which produces poor wine, Cic.

N.B.: This entry looks quite differently in Mozilla and IE. Mozilla is cooler although neither is perfect.

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