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  • "Pacem deorum exposcere" (or "petere") is a standing formula, as all readers of Virgil know; [342] and it occurs in many other authors and religious documents.

    The Religious Experience of the Roman People From the Earliest Times to the Age of Augustus

  • A better translation for principium is probably "premise," and the idea of begging comes from petere as "asking for" or "requesting," a loose translation of the Greek idea of assuming.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • The noun petitio from the verb petere can mean an attack, thrust, blow, request, application, standing for office or candidature.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • Multi se in inquietudinem praecipitant ambitione et cupiditatibus excaecati, non intelligunt se illud a diis petere, quod sibi ipsis si velint praestare possint, si curis et perturbationibus, quibus assidue se macerant, imperare vellent.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Ideóque respondimus ei, quòd non erat nostrum petere, sed si sponte ipse

    The long and wonderful voyage of Frier Iohn de Plano Carpini

  • Ide髊ue respondimus ei, qu騞 non erat nostrum petere, sed si sponte ipse

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Referunt enim illic populares, qui trium duntaxat dierum nauigatione ab eo loco abfuerunt (qu騞 illic rarum est, eo qu騞 multi ad vnum duntaxat diem cymbas pelliceas � littore propellentes oborta tempestate perierunt, c鵰 neque � sole neque � syderibus rectionem scirent petere) per transuersum fluminis Ob, vnde spaciosum esse illius latitudinem constat, grandes se carinas pr鎐iosis onustas mercibus magno fluuio delatas vidisse per Nigros, puta 苩hiopes.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • That a man might better spend his time, is a reason indeed: but it doth as they say, but petere principium {101}.

    Defence of Poesie

  • * An pro tempore illa bona erant, flendo petere etiam quod noxie daretur; indignari acriter non subjectis hominibus, liberis et majoribus, hisque a quibus genitus est; multisque praeterea prudentioribus, non ad nutum voluntatis obtemperantibus, feriendo nocere niti, quantum potest, quia non obeditur imperiis quibus perniciose obediretur?

    Pneumatologia

  • Deus quod scit non posse ab homine fieri, quis hoc nesciat? sed ideo jubet aliqua quae non possumus ut noverimus quid ab illo petere debeamus.

    Pneumatologia

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