cvi a eter nitas omnis,otivsqve mvnot nota sit magnitvdo.CICEROwritten on a map

English translation: see my post

01:45 Feb 26, 2009
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Latin term or phrase: cvi a eter nitas omnis,otivsqve mvnot nota sit magnitvdo.CICEROwritten on a map
My mother passed on and this was on a map found among her posessions, And I would like to know what it means and if it is worth while for me to keep in rememberance of her? Can some one help me translate these words please.
Jam-Maw
English translation:see my post
Explanation:
Dear Jam-Maw,

the citation is a part of a sentence from Cicero's Tusculanae disputationes, book IV, chapter 17. The whole sentence in English is:

For what is there in this life that can appear great to him who has acquainted himself with eternity and the utmost extent of the universe?

Péter

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Note added at 7 óra (2009-02-26 08:50:23 GMT)
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The latin sentence is: Quid videatur ei magnum in rebus humanis, cui aeternitas omnis totiusque mundi nota sit magnitudo?

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Note added at 13 óra (2009-02-26 14:54:59 GMT)
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Gracias, Antonio, for your assent, but credits don't go to me.
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see my post


Explanation:
Dear Jam-Maw,

the citation is a part of a sentence from Cicero's Tusculanae disputationes, book IV, chapter 17. The whole sentence in English is:

For what is there in this life that can appear great to him who has acquainted himself with eternity and the utmost extent of the universe?

Péter

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Note added at 7 óra (2009-02-26 08:50:23 GMT)
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The latin sentence is: Quid videatur ei magnum in rebus humanis, cui aeternitas omnis totiusque mundi nota sit magnitudo?

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Note added at 13 óra (2009-02-26 14:54:59 GMT)
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Gracias, Antonio, for your assent, but credits don't go to me.

Péter Jutai
Hungary
Local time: 21:06
Native speaker of: Hungarian
PRO pts in category: 12
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agree  Luis Antonio de Larrauri: I think it grasps well the idea
2 hrs
  -> yes, I did not dare translate the text. I have just seen that I have forgotten to give a link to the English translation: http://books.google.hu/books?id=l21YBJhUL5MC&pg=PA81&lpg=PA8...

agree  Joseph Brazauskas
1 day 4 hrs
  -> gratias tibi, Domine!
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