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si Lydia dura pensa manu mollesque tulit Tirynthius hastas, si decet aurata Bacchum vestigia palla verrere, virgineos si Iuppiter induit artus, nec magnum ambigui fregerunt Caenea sexus (1.
the vestigia dei, the divine impression of God, in some important ways
A Scotistic Discussion of Deus Est as a Self-Evident Proposition," in Vestigia, Imagines, Verba: Semiotics and Logic in Medieval Theological Texts (XIIth-XIVth Century), ed.
67) Their hopes, as Erasmus wrote, are shattered: "Roma Roma non est, nihil habens praeter ruinas ruderaque priscae calamitatis cicatrices ac vestigia.
Ista omnia, per albas camporum planities sulcato tramite nigra perarata pinne vestigia, scripta vestra cara coram scientia presentata.
Lazzeri, "Documenta," 671: "Nec mirum, filii, quod tales estis agricole, dum illius sequimini Confessoris almi vestigia, qui Ordinem vestrum instituit, institutum coluit et saltum claritate beatudinis illustravit.
Nicely produced in the Vestigia series, it is at the same time the author's second thesis, submitted in 1991 for qualification as university lecturer (Habilitationsschrift) at the University of Wurzburg.
And Catholics tend to take the view Saint Bonaventure had that "everything shows the vestigia Dei"--the fingerprints and footprints of God.
Serius egressus vestigia vidit in alto pulvere certa ferae totoque expalluit ore Pyramus: ut vero vestem quoque sanguine tinctam repperit, 'una duos' inquit 'nox perdet amantes.
Both works explore our kinship with God: Julian by focusing on Christ's bodily nature and his motherhood; Augustine in his subtle explorations of the vestigia trinitatis that we bear (created, as we are, in the image of God).
Specifically, the dog's almost magical ability to distinguish friend from foe, "fierce as he may be with the others, so gently does he run up to friends with ears down and tail wagging" ("torvus ut adversus reliquos, sic blandus amicis / auribus abiectis tremulaque occurrere cauda," 53-54), suggests that he must bear "some trace of our intelligence" (sensus vestigia nostri, 51).
The dominating metaphor in De umbris is the Platonic myth of the cave, (50) where human beings are able to see only shadows, vestigia of light, but not light itself.