Where does it come from?

24.08.2021

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of the word in classical literature, discovered the undoubtable source. Lorem Ipsum comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero, written in 45 BC. This book is a treatise on the theory of ethics, very popular during the Renaissance. The first line of Lorem Ipsum, “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet..”, comes from a line in section 1.10.32.

The standard chunk of Lorem Ipsum used since the 1500s is reproduced below for those interested. Sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 from “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” by Cicero are also reproduced in their exact original form, accompanied by English versions from the 1914 translation by H. Rackham.

Unordered List

  • Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.
  • Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Maxime eaque, ducimus animi repellendus fuga sed, autem ipsa labore iure amet perferendis, beatae assumenda, optio.
  • Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit.
  • Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur.

Ordered List

  1. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur.
  2. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Aliquid veniam est cupiditate.
  3. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur.
  4. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Rerum omnis iure molestias dolores, reprehenderit aperiam veniam voluptas eius, neque voluptates aspernatur maiores doloribus optio temporibus sequi, culpa ducimus! Fugit dolores at perspiciatis maxime necessitatibus repellendus earum, odio eveniet minima deleniti. Rem pariatur perferendis, impedit beatae, sit aut. Illum eos, ex!

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