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"POSTERA CRESCAM LAUDE"

Postby Eureka » Sat Mar 12, 2005 9:20 am

Something I've been meaning to ask for a while.

Could you translate my university's motto...

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Postby benissimus » Sat Mar 12, 2005 9:42 am

Something like "I shall grow from future accomplishment".
flebile nescio quid queritur lyra, flebile lingua murmurat exanimis, respondent flebile ripae
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Postby Eureka » Sat Mar 12, 2005 9:47 am

benissimus wrote:Something like "I shall grow from future accomplishment".

hehe... terrible. :)

Thanks, Beni.
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Postby whiteoctave » Sat Mar 12, 2005 11:11 am

i don't think there can be much authority for rendering laude as accomplishment. the quotation is from Horace's carmina (3.30) where 'usque ego postera / crescam laude recens' is 'ever novel I will grow (in fame) from future praise'. the notion on the motto here then is simply one's reputation being augmented by praise lavished upon it by future generations.

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