Fridge magnet In vino veritas marble

Item number: U50002

In vino veritas - The truth lies in wine

Category: Magnets

5,99 €
≈ £ 5.50

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Shipping time: 2 - 3 days


Shipping weight:
0,10 Kg
Dimensions ( length × width × height ):
5,00 × 5,00 × 1,00 cm

Marble refrigerator magnet

In vino veritas - In wine lies the truth. This can be read on this beautifully shaped marble magnet for your refrigerator or magnetic wall. All sayings and illustrations on the coasters and wall paintings as well as the magnets on the pages of the Roman shop under the category Museum Shop and Gift Ideas are specially selected for you by the team of the Forum Traiani. The particularly strong magnet effortlessly holds several sheets on a corresponding metal surface. And the marble comes directly from Italy and each piece is unique. Because the colours change and no piece is like the other - a natural product!

Naturally beautiful magnet made of antique marble

In vino veritas is a Latin phrase that has become famous and says in German "im Wein liegt die Wahrheit". By the way, the author of the sentence is Alkaios von Lesbos. But the Roman historian Tacitus also described how Teutons always drank wine at Council meetings because they believed that no one could lie when they were drunk. There is even another sentence that has become famous, which often appears in context, but has a somewhat contradictory meaning: "In aqua sanitas".

Proverbs of other languages "in vino veritas".

Similar proverbs to "in vino veritas" also exist in other languages and cultures.

In Chinese for example: "After the wine follows the true speech".

From the Babylonian Talmud: "Wine comes in, a secret comes out."

In Persian they say, "If you're drunk, you tell the truth."

And in Russian: "It's sober in your head, drunk on your tongue."

In the 1770s, the Brit Benjamin Cook wrote a polyphonic song entitled "In Vino Veritas". The original hymn of praise for the wine is: "Round, round with the glass, boys, as fast as you can, since he who don't drink cannot be a true man. For if truth is in wine, then 'tis all but a whim. To think a man's true when the wine's not in him. Drink, drink, then, and hold it a maxim divine. That there's virtue in truth, and there's truth in good wine!"

  • The truth is in good wine!
  • genuine Italian marble
  • strong magnet
  • Waterproof
  • Dimensions: 5x5cm
  • strong adhesive force
  • Imprint: "In vino vertias"

Matching coasters "in vino veritas"

On these pages of the Roman Shop you will also find the matching coasters for the magnet, also made of finest Italian marble! Magnet and coasters are in any case an exclusive gift or for your own use an individual gem from Italian nature.

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