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HOSTIBUS EVENIAT VITA SEVERA MEIS

English translation: If I have to live without love, then I wish my enemies will take my stern life

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Latin term or phrase:Hostibus Eveniat Vita Severa Meis
English translation:If I have to live without love, then I wish my enemies will take my stern life
Entered by: Nicola (Mr.) Nobili
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20:24 Nov 21, 2001
Latin to English translations [Non-PRO]
Latin term or phrase: HOSTIBUS EVENIAT VITA SEVERA MEIS
A friend of mine wrote it in an e-mail he sent me.
Jennifer Chavez
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Explanation:
It's from Ovid, "Book of Love # 10". It's part of a broader context, a poem in which the author says: "If I have to live without love, then I wish my enemies will take my stern life". (Incidentally, the passage is about the poet's terrible doubts: he is madly in love with two women at the same time.
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Nicola (Mr.) Nobili
Italy
Local time: 05:25
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Thanks for taking the time to answer my question, I really apppreciate it. I'll have to check that out and see what the whole thing means for myself. Thanks for the reference!
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Explanation:
It's from Ovid, "Book of Love # 10". It's part of a broader context, a poem in which the author says: "If I have to live without love, then I wish my enemies will take my stern life". (Incidentally, the passage is about the poet's terrible doubts: he is madly in love with two women at the same time.


    Reference: http://www.gmu.edu/departments/fld/CLASSICS/ovid.amor2.html
Nicola (Mr.) Nobili
Italy
Local time: 05:25
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 4
Grading comment
Thanks for taking the time to answer my question, I really apppreciate it. I'll have to check that out and see what the whole thing means for myself. Thanks for the reference!
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