SHEFFIELD CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION
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If you want some prime displacement activity, go to this website: it's full of interesting things but the previous link is connected with Latin literature. When you get to the page that allows you to word search Latin authors, type in a word of the moment and since whether the Roamns got there before us. For example if you put in BREXIT, this is what you get:
Publius Papinius Statius, Thebais 2.27
illos ut caeco recubans in limine sensit
Cerberus, atque omnes capitum suBREXIT hiatus;
saeuus et intranti populo, iam nigra tumebat
(…) Cerberus saw them, too,
Where he lay on the dark threshold, and reared his
Snarling heads. Fierce to the crowd that passes in,
His black neck was already swelling with menace,
Already he pawed at the bones littering the ground,
But the god soothed his bristling with Lethe’s wand,
And closed his adamantine eyes in triple slumber.
The results from typing in the significant name TRUMP are perhaps even more fascinating:
Verso deinde <in> Italiam pectore Alpium Latini iuris Euganeae gentes, quarum oppida XXXIIII enumerat Cato. ex iis TRUMPlini, uenalis cum agris suis populus, dein Camunni conpluresque similes finitimis adtributi municipis.
Then, on the side of the Alps towards Italy, are the Euganean races having the Latin rights, whose towns listed by Cato number 34. Among these are the Trumplini, a people that sold themselves together with their lands, and then the Camunni and a number of similar peoples, assigned to the jurisdiction of the neighbouring municipal towns.
(Pliny, Natural History 3.133-4)
Make of this what you will! There must be other possibilities. By the way, the idea is owed to another Classical Blog: The Petrified Muse, a fascinating miscellany of Classical by-ways which deserves much support. For more such, see the new page: LINKS. Please feel free to suggest possible additions.