mediocre-latinist:

I’ve put donate buttons on both my main blog and my golbat blog.

Basically, I need about $3500 to pay the school for last semester so that I can register for classes properly and then probably about the same for the current semester. My parents can’t afford it, I can’t afford it, and I’m…

The painter who painted your Venus, Lycoris,
Flattered Minerva*, I think.

Martial, Epigrams I.CII

*That is, it was a bad painting. Venus and Minerva were rivals in the judgment of Paris; Martial is implying (sarcastically, of course) that the painter must have painted poorly to make Venus look bad.

(via thoodleoo) ←

visually-cultured:

Jean Raoux, Ancient Vestals; 1727

visually-cultured:

Jean Raoux, Ancient Vestals; 1727

historical-nonfiction:

  • it originated in the 600s BCE in Italy
  • the Latin alphabet has roots in the Semitic Alphabet, and its descendents the Etruscan, Greek, and Phoenician alphabets
  • specifically, 21 of the 26 Etruscan letters were adopted for Latin
  • originally all letters were what we today call “upper case” or…
I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.
Vincent Van Gogh  (via blutrauschen) ←

Date someone who meets you half way. Date someone who brings you a glass a water when they get themselves one. Date someone who makes sure you don’t spend money on ridiculous things. Date someone your ex hates and your mom loves. Date someone who’d rather spend a Friday night watching movies, than out with 50 people they barley even talk to. Date someone who sleeps on your chest and leaves a little puddle of drool. Don’t date someone who makes you leave oceans of tears.
At the end of the day it’s the little things. (via offtheocean) ←

mom: can you do me a favor?
me: will you pay me?
mom: why do i have to pay you to do me a favor?
me: Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is Alchemy's First Law of Equivalent Exchange.

pippin-ate-the-tardis:

shevinefeels:

joyful-destynie:

webelieveyou:

No more excuses.

I will forever reblog this

It’s sort of horrifying that we all know what they’re talking about without them really saying it.. that it’s become that much of a norm in our society that we just know.