Monday, January 11, 2010

ars linguisteresica

the latin word ars is the etymological root for the english word "art." art has come to have several meanings but the original ars has the particular usage as a learned skill, such as martial arts.

the art of using 'ars' is very old: in 18 bc horace wrote the ars poetica - "the art of poetry" yet the same naming convention is still in use today (e.g. the technology news website ars technica)

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