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Why is Rome called the Eternal City?

June 7, 2017 | Author: | Posted in History

Rome was known as the Eternal City even among the ancient Romans themselves. It was so called because the Roman people thought that no matter what happened to the world, no matter how many other empires might rise and fall, Rome would go on forever. Tibullus (54-18 B.C.), Roman elegiac poet, and Ovid (43 B.C.-17 A.D.), one of the …

What is meant by the black ox?

April 3, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Language

The black ox symbolizes old age, ill luck, care, adversity or trouble and misfortune in general. “The black ox has not trod on his nor her foot” is a proverbial expression recorded as early as 1546 by John Hey­wood. It means that one does not know the meaning of sorrow, such as having been visited …