Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Augustus septem horas dormiebat.

A former minister of the Belgium government told me this morning he lives by the adagium: "Augustus septem horas dormiebat". A sentence he remembers from his high school years. "The emperor Augustus always slept 7 hours."

In high school they used the sentence to teach the Latin case of the accusative. However it's a wise thought on its own. How many managers sleep 7 hours a night these days?