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Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas

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QUOTES AND PHRASES

Language
LATIN

Felix, qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas” is verse 490 of Book 2 of the "Georgics" . It is literally translated as: “Fortunate who was able to know the causes of things”. Virgil may have had in mind the Roman philosopher Lucretius, of the Epicurean school.

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