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  • The word play comes from ludere, which means light.

    Diana Castle: Tell-A-Vision

  • Serio ludere was shorthand for a set of ideas on how to live: Contain opposites.

    After the Diagnosis

  • In the spirit of the ancients, we can play seriously, serio ludere, as we do battle with our illnesses.

    After the Diagnosis

  • Be rational and informed (serio) but also creative and joyful (ludere).

    After the Diagnosis

  • "Don't joke around (jocare), please be serious (ludere)"; "Have respect to other players" etc...

    Game as Cultural Form, Play as Disposition

  • Now methinks he did well in it, though [3519] Salisburiensis be of opinion, that magistrates, senators, and grave men, should not descend to lighter sports, ne respublica ludere videatur: but as Themistocles, still keep a stern and constant carriage.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Passer, deliciae meae puellae, quicum ludere, quem in sinu tenere, rusticum fuctutas

    Fuck you, Clown

  • Finally, other aspects of humanism and art remain obscure, until one takes into account paradoxical or ironical intentions: the Neo-Platonists had learned from Plato himself the way of dealing playfully with sacred subjects; Apuleius and Lucian had taught them the serio ludere, “art of playing seriously.”

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • 'Quin ubi se a volgo et scaena in secreta remorant virtus Scipiadae et mitis sapientia Laeli, nugari cum illo et discincti ludere, donec decoqueretur olus, soliti.'

    The Student's Companion to Latin Authors

  • The same corruption is found in some ninth-century manuscripts of Virgil at _Ecl_ VI 1 'Prima Syracosio dignata est ludere uersu' and in the

    The Last Poems of Ovid

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