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Posted: 8/29/2004 10:32:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/29/2004 10:34:23 AM EST by Epsilon]
So what does "sic semper tyrannis" mean?
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 10:33:31 AM EST
Ever thus to tyrants.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 10:33:57 AM EST
Thus ever to deadbeats, Lebowski.

Link Posted: 8/29/2004 3:00:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/29/2004 3:01:05 PM EST by Ross]
As our state motto, it's put into context well on our state seal, which also appears on our state flag.



"The obverse side of the great seal depicts the Roman goddess Virtus representing the spirit of the Commonwealth. She is dressed as an Amazon, a sheathed sword in one hand, and a spear in the other, and one foot on the form of Tyranny, who is pictured with a broken chain in his left hand, a scourge in his right, and his fallen crown nearby, implying struggle that has ended in complete victory. Virginia’s motto, Sic Semper Tyrannis (Latin for "Thus Always to Tyrants"), appears at the bottom."

Ross
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 9:55:49 AM EST
It's what John Wilkes Booth yelled as he jumped from the Presidential Box at Ford's Theatre.

GunLvr
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 9:59:13 AM EST
i think it means:


I will use GOOGLE before asking stupid questions!


But I've been wrong before.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 9:59:43 AM EST
I always like pie, in Latin.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 10:00:14 AM EST
I thought it 'death always to tyrants' or something like that.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 10:00:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By arowneragain:
i think it means:


I will use GOOGLE before asking stupid questions!


But I've been wrong before.



Sometimes Google is beyond the power of mere mortals.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 10:01:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By GunLvrPHD:
It's what John Wilkes Booth yelled as he jumped from the Presidential Box at Ford's Theatre.

GunLvr



I did not know that - thank you.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 10:02:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By arowneragain:
i think it means:


I will use GOOGLE before asking stupid questions!




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