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Jean-Luc Dumont  Identity Verified
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Here are some Latin quotes...some from Astérix.

Acta est fabula: Drama has been acted out. These words announced the end of a
performance in a Roman theatre.; emperor August said these words at his deathbed.
Alea jacta est: The die is cast. A latin translation of the Greek words Ceasar said in 49
BC when he crossed de Rubico. A law ordered every Roman general to replace his
troops before crossing the river. Caesars step was a declaration of war to the Senate.
Audaces fortuna juvat: Fortune favors the bold (Virgil, Aeneis 10)
Auri sacra fames: The cursed hunger for gold
Aut Caesar, aut nihil: Either Caesar or nothing Device from Cesar Borgia
Ave atque vale: Hail and farewell
Ave Caesar morituri te salutant!: Hail, Caesar! Those who are about to die salute you!
Gegroet Casesar!, Words said by gladiators according to Suatonius
Amicule, deliciae, num is sum qui mentiar tibi? Baby, sweetheart, would I lie to you?
Apudne te vel me? Your place or mine?

Beati pauperes spiritu: Blessed are the poor in spirit
Bis repetita placent: The things that please are repeated again and again Horatius
Braccae tuae aperiuntur. Your fly is open.
Balaenae nobie conservandae sunt. Save the whales.

Caveat emptor: Let the buyer beware
Cogito ergo sum: I think therefore I am
Contraria contraiis curantur: Opposites are cured by opposites. Hippocrates
Credo Elvem ipsum etian vivere. I think that Elvis is still alive.

De facto: In reality
Delenda Carthago: Carthago must be destroyed. Cato de Oude.
De mortuis nil nisi bene: Speak nothing but good of the dead. Chilo
Desinit in piscem mulier formosa superne: A woman who is beautiful above ends in a
fishtail Horatius
Diem perdidi: I have lost the day. Suetonius
Dignus est intrare: He is worthy to enter (Molière)
Donec eris felix, multos numerabis amicos: As long as you are fortunate, you will
have many friends
Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori: It is sweet and fitting to die for the Fatherland.
Horatius
Da mihi sis crustum Etruscum cum omnibus in eo. I'll have a pizza with everything on
it.

Errare humanum est: To err is human. Hieronymus
Et nunc, reges, intelligite, erudimini, qui judicati terram: And now, kings, understand;
you who decide the fate of the Earth, educate yourselves
Et tu, Brute: You too, Brutus
Exegi monumentum aere perennius: I have raised a monument more durable than
bronze. Horatius

Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas: Fortunate is he who has been able to
learn the causes of things. Virgil Georgica2,490
Fluctuat nec mergitur: It is tossed by the waves but it does not sink
Fac ut nemo me vocet. Hold my calls.

Gloria victis: Glory to the defeated
Gnothe seauton (Greek): Know thyself.(lat. Nosce te Ipsum)

Ipso facto: By that very fact
Ira furor brevis est: Anger is a brief madness. Horatius
Ita est: Thus it is (yes).
Ita diis placuit: Thus it pleased the gods
Id imperfectum manet dum confectum erit. It ain't over until it's over.

Labra lege. Read my lips.

Major e longinquo reverentia: Greater reverence from afar.
Mens sana in corpore sano: A sound mind in a sound body. Juvenalis
Morituri te salutant: zie Ave Caesar, etc.

Non licet omnibus adire Corinthum: Not everyone is permitted to go to Corinth
Horatius
Non omnia possumus omnes: We cannot all do everything Virgil
Nunc est bibendum: Now it is time to drink. Horatius

O fortunates nimium, sua si bona norint agricolas: Oh! blessed beyond all bliss are
the farmers, if they but knew their happiness.
O tempora! o mores!: Oh! the the times! Oh! the habits! Cicero
Obesa cantavit. The fat lady has sung.

Panem et circenses: Bread and circuses Juvenalis
Pax Romana: Roman Peace
Plaudite cives!: Applaud, citizens!
Purgamentum init, exit purgamentum. Garbage in, garbage out.

Quid novi?: What's new?
Qui habet aures audiendi audiat: He who has ears, let him understand how to listen
Quis, quod, ui, quibus auxiliis, cur, quomodo, quando?: Who, what, where, in what
ways, why how and when?
Quod erat demomstrandum: Which was to be demonstrated.
Quomodo vales: How are you?
Quot capita, tot sensus: There are as many opinions as there are heads. Terentius
Quousque tandem?: How long? Cicero
Quo vadis: Whither goest thou?

Redde Caesari quae sunt Caesaris: Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's
Ruber et Niger: Red and Black.


Sic ad nauseam: And so on to the point of causing nausea
Sic transit gloria (mundi): Thus passes away the glory of the world.
Singularis Porcus: Wild boar
Si vis pacem: If you want peace... (para bellum = prepare for war)
Sol lucet omnibus: The sun shines for everyone. Petronius
Sursum corda: Lift up your hearts
Subucula tua apparet. Your slip is showing.
Si fractum non sit, noli id reficere. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Summam scrutemur. Let's look at the bottom line.

Timeo Danaos et Dona ferentes: I fear the Greeks even when bearing gifts Virgil
Tu quoque fili: You too, son!

Ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant: Where they create desolation, they call it
peace
Uti, non abuti: To use, not abuse

Vade retro: Get thee behind me
Vae victo, vae victis: Woe to the vanquished men, woe to the vanquished people
Vanitas vanitatum et omnia vanitas: Vanity of vanities, all is vanity
Veni vidi vici: I came, I saw, I conquered
Veritas odium parit: Truth breeds hatred
Victrix causa deis placuit, sed victa Catoni: The victorious cause pleased the gods,
the defeated one pleased Cato. Cato Uticensis
Victurus te saluto: He who is about to win salutes you
Video meliora proboque deteriora sequor: I see the better way and approve it, but I
follow the worse way Ovidius
Vinum et musica laetificant cor: Wine and music gladden the heart
Vis comica: Sense of humour


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Lucinda  Identity Verified
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JLDSF, Aug 4, 2004

These are precious, thank you!

Lucinda


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flaviofbg
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Lovely quotes ;) Aug 4, 2004

Hehe, gratias tibi agimus Lovely quotes!

A hug from Flavio who's been translating into Latin all week long (large project) - phewwwwwwww


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Narasimhan Raghavan  Identity Verified
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But which character said all those things in Asterix comics and when? Aug 5, 2004

One I remember. Alea jacta est. Here was this fellow in the pirate ship. The ship is about to sink as a result of action by Obelix and Asterix. This very old fellow is in the habit of quoting in Latin much to the annoyance of the pirate captain, a Nubian, I think.

If all such quotations are oriented with reference to context in Asterix, the effect will be very hilarious.

Regards,
N.Raghavan


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Juan Jacob  Identity Verified
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Sic transit gloria mundi Aug 5, 2004

JLDSF gloria fugientes magis sequitur: la gloria de JLDSF lo persigue aunque huya de ella. (Séneca, De beneficiis, 5, 1, 4, revu par moi aujourd'hui même, ben tiens !) and...
JLDSF gloriam qui spreverit veram habetit: aunque JLDSF desprecie la gloria, obtendrá la verdadera. (Tito Livio: Historia, 22, 39, 19, pareillement revu par mézigue).

Bien apprécié: Apudne te vel me? Your place or mine?

Malheureusement, j'a calé en cours de latin, mais Fluctuat nec mergitur. Dixit.


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Adam Bartley  Identity Verified
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Usually the old pirate Aug 5, 2004

If my memory is correct many, but not all, come from the old pirate, to the chagrin of his fellow sailors. Caesar drops a few of them in himself, too, if I remember correctly. Thanks to the original poster for putting that list in. Can anybody think of another Latin author as quotable as Caesar? I think that Horace and Ovid come closest, but welcome counter-offers.

Narasimhan Raghavan wrote:

One I remember. Alea jacta est. Here was this fellow in the pirate ship. The ship is about to sink as a result of action by Obelix and Asterix. This very old fellow is in the habit of quoting in Latin much to the annoyance of the pirate captain, a Nubian, I think.

If all such quotations are oriented with reference to context in Asterix, the effect will be very hilarious.

Regards,
N.Raghavan


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Rosa Maria Duenas Rios  Identity Verified
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Two more forthe list... Aug 5, 2004

The well known "Carpe diem" (seize the day), and "Illegitimi non carborundum" (something like: do not let those bastards run you down). I do not think they were ever mentioned in Asterix, but I like them!

[Edited at 2004-08-06 02:51]


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alz  Identity Verified
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not only Asterix.... Aug 5, 2004

Anybody red Michaelis Musculus and Donaldus Anser?
(Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck - for "illiterati", W. Disney's famous cartoon characters).
A lot of fun, especially latin translations of facts and things not existing in Ancient Roman time, like: TV = instrumentum televisificum, or weather forcast = predictio tempestatis.


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flaviofbg
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Illegitimi... Aug 5, 2004

Rosa Maria Duenas Rios wrote:

The well known \"Carpe diem\" (seize the day), and \"Illegitimi non carborundum\" (something like: do not let those bastards run you down). I do not think they were ever mentioned in Asterix, but I like them!


Hehe, the \"illegitimi\" is quite famous but clearly a post-latin quote, never heard of in Classical times

Flavio


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flaviofbg
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Comics in Latin Aug 5, 2004

alz wrote:

Anybody red Michaelis Musculus and Donaldus Anser?
(Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck - for "illiterati", W. Disney's famous cartoon characters).
A lot of fun, especially latin translations of facts and things not existing in Ancient Roman time, like: TV = instrumentum televisificum, or weather forcast = predictio tempestatis.


I MUST get hold of some of these! Where can comics like Asterix or Mickey Mouse in Latin be bought?

I really want them

PS: I see Harry Potter has been translated into Latin too. I am looking for a copy of it!

Love,
Flavio


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Jean-Luc Dumont  Identity Verified
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Redde caesari quae sunt caesaris Aug 5, 2004

You are right Rosi some were not to be found in Astérix. I said some were from Astérix, did not say which were...

Latin quotes or phrases are only used by the old one-legged Pirate, named Triple-Patte do not ask me why, usually after the boast is sunk

JL

For Latin quotes used in Astérix

http://www.asterix-obelix.nl/latin-uk.htm

For info on Asterix in other languages

http://www.asterix-obelix.nl/

For more serious Latin phrases.

http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Latin%20phrases


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Triple-Patte Aug 5, 2004

JLDSF aid :



Latin quotes or phrases are only used by the old one-legged Pirate, named Triple-Patte do not ask me why , usually after the boast is sunk



I know why :
because everytimes that the pirats appears in Astérix it is a "quotation" or a "pastiche" from the famous comic :"Le Démon des Caraïbes" (Barbe Rouge) from Charlier and Hubinon.

See (sorry but this is all in french) :



http://perso.club-internet.fr/dgrousso/bedewebmaniac/barbe_rouge.html

and :

www.mage.fst.uha.fr/asterix/caricat/barberg.html








[Edited at 2004-08-05 18:22]


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alz  Identity Verified
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for Flavio Aug 5, 2004

....I MUST get hold of some of these! Where can comics like Asterix or Mickey Mouse in Latin be bought?

I really want them

.....[/quote]

you can order them here
http://www.mep-eli.com/eli/readers.htm

they have even Popeius (Popeye))))))))

[Edited at 2004-08-06 07:03]


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flaviofbg
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Eheu! :) Aug 5, 2004

alz wrote:

you can order them here
http://www.mep-eli.com/eli/readers.htm

they have even Popeius (Popey))))))))


Gratias tibi ago! Eheu... hoc admirabile est!

Thank you)

Flavio


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Should I mention the Latin weekly news... Aug 6, 2004

...from Yle Radio Helsinki? Very active community of latinists here in Finland.
http://www.yleradio1.fi/zgo.php?z=20031213131686314670


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