My friend wants this tattoo: “forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit" the line from the Aeneid. Can you tell me how to write the book and line numbers in roman numerals? Is there a special way to write the book and line number from this book? I remember my latin teacher writing it a certain way (MANY years ago...)
The standard way of referring to classical Latin texts is to abbreviate the work (Aen. for Aeneid), then give the Roman numeral of the Book, a period, and then the line.
Hope this helps, and thanks for asking a Latin teacher.