9 of the Best Latin Phrases with Beautiful Meanings

9 of the Best Latin Phrases with Beautiful Meanings

Isn’t there just. How many times have you told someone something after a bottle of wine you wouldn’t have dared to tell them sober. Pliny the Elder is responsible for first noting this fact in the first century AD.

 

In certain situations modern English just won’t do and you’re forced to look to the classical languages to fully express yourself. These situations are limited, yes, a Harry Potter fan party or a Latin professor’s conference are the only situations I can come up with right now but nevertheless knowing a bit of Latin seems like it might come in handy

Read on for the 9 best Latin phrases and their meanings.

 

Latin Phrases 01

Ad astra per aspera is the motto of many organisations as well as being the motto of the state of Kansas.

 

Latin Phrases 02

Originally written by Pindar, ancient Greek poet from Thebes, this phrase was made faous by Erasmus as the title of his meditation on the subject of war.

 

Latin Phrases 03

The poet Horce shared this advice in his Ars Poetica which suggested that by combining the beneficial with the enjoyable, everyone wins.

 

Latin Phrases 04

The motto of the United States Marine Corps since 1883, this particular phrase is one of the most used Latin phrases around.

 

Latin Phrases 05

No-one knows where this particular phrase was first used but it has served as a motto for various schools and colleges throughout history.

 

Latin Phrases 06

Another phrase that came from Horace, this time in his third book of Odes, ‘more lasting than bronze’ is how Horace referred to his poetry and he’s got a point.

 

Latin Phrases 07

This phrase is generally used to refer to a person’s legacy and I expect it’s been uttered once or twice at a funeral. A monument dedicated to Sir Christopher Wren, architect of St Paul’s Cathedral, stands nearby the cathedral and features these words.

 

Latin Phrases 08

Everyone’s favourite aphorism, nosce te ipsum was one of the Delphic maxims and has been used by writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Alexander Pope and Samuel T. Coleridge

 

Latin Phrases 09

Isn’t there just. How many times have you told someone something after a bottle of wine you wouldn’t have dared to tell them sober. Pliny the Elder is responsible for first noting this fact in the first century AD.

 

Loading Facebook Comments ...

NO COMMENTS

Leave a Reply