The Golden (“Auratus”). So Jean Dorat, one of the Pleiad poets
of France, was called by a pun on his name. This pun may perhaps pass
muster; not so the preposterous title given to him of “The French
). So St. Peter, Bishop of Ravenna, was
called. (433-450.) The golden section of a line.
into two such parts that the rectangle contained by the smaller segment
and the whole line equals the square on the larger segment. (Euclid,
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894