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  • The way in which his "Apologia" extenuates what had been said in "De voluptate", arguing on the meaning of the Latin word voluptas, shows that he was undecided.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner 1840-1916 1913

  • As the seven sages had the same epithet adjudged them by the general consent and suffrage of the world: but no matter for that; as long as it is plain Epicurus in the passage before quoted means by pleasure the same thing that other people do, a pertain delightful tremor * m the senses, called \ti Greek q£oyj), in Latin voluptas.

    Cicero's Five Books De Finibus: Or, Concerning the Last Object of Desire and Aversion 1812

  • Following his master Epicurus, the poet placed the highest value on pleasure voluptas ; that choice itself was threatening to established beliefs.

    How the Secular World Began Eric Ormsby 2011

  • Aeneadum genetrix, hominum divomque voluptas, alma Venus, caeli subter labentia signa quae mare navigerum, quae terras frugiferentis concelebras, per te quoniam genus omne animantum concipitur visitque exortum lumina solis:

    Waaay off topic - The Panda's Thumb 2009

  • Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus.

    Short Child etc. galenred 2008

  • Nemo enim ipsam voluptatem quia voluptas sit aspernatur aut odit aut fugit, sed quia consequuntur magni dolores eos qui ratione voluptatem sequi nesciunt.

    Short Child etc. galenred 2008

  • [6076] Cerinthus rejected Sulpitia, a nobleman's daughter, and courted a poor servant maid. — tanta est aliena in messe voluptas, for that [6077] stolen waters be more pleasant: or as Vitellius the emperor was wont to say,

    Anatomy of Melancholy 2007

  • [3528] Risus enim divum atque; hominum est aeterna voluptas.

    Anatomy of Melancholy 2007

  • In reliquis sensibus voluptas, in his pulchritudo et gratia.

    Anatomy of Melancholy 2007

  • “Dissertation on Paradise,” informs us that the elect will forever sing and play the guitar: “They will have,” says he, “three nobilities — three advantages, viz.: desire without excitement, caresses without wantonness, and voluptuousness without excess” — “tres nobilitates; illecebra sine titillatione, blanditia sine mollitudine, et voluptas sine exuberantia.”

    A Philosophical Dictionary 2007


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  • Goddess of sensual pleasure.

    May 30, 2008