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Posted: 4/24/2001 12:27:14 PM EDT
Translate this from Latin to English and I will owe you one. Thanks!
Link Posted: 4/24/2001 12:33:17 PM EDT
I don't know for sure, but it SOUNDS like it means "memory of death."
Link Posted: 4/24/2001 12:35:18 PM EDT
As in Souvenirs...Oh yes!
Link Posted: 4/24/2001 12:40:54 PM EDT
Remember thy death. [url]cmp1.ucr.edu/terminals/memento_mori/[/url] [img]cmp1.ucr.edu/terminals/memento_mori/images/body_1.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 4/24/2001 12:44:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Imbrog|io: Remember thy death. [url]cmp1.ucr.edu/terminals/memento_mori/[/url] [img]cmp1.ucr.edu/terminals/memento_mori/images/body_1.gif[/img]
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Great Stuff! Thanks...I learned something new today...
Link Posted: 4/24/2001 12:45:49 PM EDT
Actually, the meaning is closer to "Remember you must die". When Roman generals were given triumphs (victory parades), an aide was assigned to whisper "Memento mori" to the general to keep his ego under control.
Link Posted: 4/24/2001 12:48:16 PM EDT
I did too, thanks for the info!
Link Posted: 4/24/2001 9:04:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Matt VDW: Actually, the meaning is closer to "Remember you must die". When Roman generals were given triumphs (victory parades), an aide was assigned to whisper "Memento mori" to the general to keep his ego under control.
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"...All glory is fleeting..." P3[pyro][^]
Link Posted: 4/24/2001 11:19:01 PM EDT
Memento Mori was also placed above the gates of the cemetaries in the late 1500's and 1600's when diseases plagued Europe. Often combined with a skull and crossbones. Kuiper
Link Posted: 4/24/2001 11:26:48 PM EDT
The Romans had a lot of strange customs along that line, too. A complete taboo against actually talking about "death" as such, but . . .I remember reading somewhere that they'd even have expert chefs craft banquet dishes in the shape of miniature skeletons, corpses, etc. We're really a remarkably illusioned society these days. When teh baby-boomers start dying off . . .
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 4:58:05 AM EDT
And I always thought that the slave whispered the Latin words 'Sic Transit Gloria Mundi' in the ears of the triumphant general! '[i]Sic Transit Gloria Mundi[/i]' (which is Latin for 'Gloria threw up on the bus Monday')[:D] No, it's not. It's 'Thus passes the glory of this World. Eric The(would-be comic)Hun
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