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For further discussion of the problematic phrase, implying love poetry, 'voti sententia compos', see Clark 1983:1-5.
Nevertheless in all ordinary cases the courts must be content to accept the litera legis as the exclusive and conclusive evidence of the sententia legis.
If Cicero knew, however, that the true teaching of Plato's Republic was that justice required the philosopher, even when born in distant Rome, (131) to return to "the sewer of Romulus" (132) as an orator from Athens (133) just as Socrates had long ago gone down to the Piraeus with Glaucon (134) to battle with Thrasymachus, (135) it would not only explain a good deal about the philosophical origins of Cicero the politician (136) but also elucidate why Cicero the philosopher wrote, in the same sentence in which he admitted to concealing his own sententia, that
11) Drawing on this past work, Marjorie Donker, in Shakespeare's Proverbial Themes: A Rhetorical Context for the "Sententia" as "Res," has more recently argued that the Elizabethan love of proverbs, of aphorisms, of maxims, of sententiae, especially their use in grammar school curricula, produced "a strong theoretical paradigm that made the sententia the ordering principle of poetic discourse" and that "Shakespeare constructed dramatic poems shaped by the implications, applications, extensions, and other permutations" of a sententia.
Adams includes notes on the accompanying sonnet by Joly and comparative notes on the Greek sententia in Boissard's own hand on the copy maintained by the Royal Library in Brussels.
He then draws a sententia after recounting the particulars of the case:
Metallica tribute act Sententia play at The New Inn, Marsden.
Wrye Sententia is the director for Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics.
Est ergo haec sententia, se quidem velle dicere de vanitate humana, sed tam multas esse, tamque magnas illas vanitates, ut putet se non satis posse de his dicere.
via Richard] his latest sententia to Plato, Aristotle, and the other inhabitants of the infernal regions.
22) Reading this phrase in the translation of William of Moerbeke, Aquinas, who commented on it in his Sententia libri Ethicorum, would undoubtedly have noticed how in the remainder of the sentence Aristotle linked the theme of friendship as a binding force within the polis to the related theme of concord:
7106 = ILS 9340); a much longer--though still incomplete--version on bronze, taking the form of a speech by the senator who expressed the sententia prima in the debate, has been found at Italica in Spain, at the opposite end of the Empire (commonly known as the Aes Italicense or Senatus consultum de pretiis gladiatorum minuendis: CIL 2.