In our own day the great Advocate's fame, which had been allowed to fall into neglect, has been revived with splendour by Mr. Motley, whose "Life of John of Barneveld" is a monument aere perennius of loving labour, masterful grasp, and rare eloquence.
The Boeotians in Greece were dull and heavy, crassi Boeoti, by reason of a foggy air in which they lived, Boeotum in crasso jurares aere natum, Attica most acute, pleasant, and refined.
Ex aere ambiente contrahitur humor melancholicus.
S=eo is the nominative feminine singular, eth=aere the genitive, of the definite article.
The noble queen" would in Anglo-Saxon be s=eo aeethele cw=en; "the noble queen's," eth=aere aeethelan cw=ene.
In one of his earliest poems, written perhaps after the Perusian war of 41 B.C. even the lively Horace was moved to voice the prevailing depression, fancifully urging that the Italian people should migrate, like the Phocaeans of old, to the far west, where, as Sertorius had been told in Spain, lay the islands of the blest, where the earth, as in the golden age, yields all her produce untilled: Iuppiter ilia piae secrevit litora genti Ut inquinavit aere tempus aureum; Aere, dehinc ferro duravit saecula, quorum Piis secunda vate me datur fuga.