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Q: Palladis Tamia
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1438  Tuesday 17 August 1999.

From:           Allan Blackman <
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Date:           Monday, 16 Aug 1999 14:34:26 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Palladis Tamia

Can someone translate the title _Palladis Tamia_?  The work is
subtitled, "Wit's Treasury."  Is that to be taken as a translation of
the title? "Palladis" is apparently the genitive of "Pallas" or Athena,
who is associated with wisdom, so "Palladis" could mean "wit's."  But I
cannot find "Tamia" in any Latin-English dictionary.

Are there any Latin scholars out there?

Allan Blackman
 

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