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I'd like to challenge the members of this forum to provide an exact translation for Jim Morrison's enigmatic epitaph at the PÃ¨re-Lachaise cemetery in Paris-XX.
ethopoeia wrote:actual meaning of Î´Î±Î¹Î¼Ï‰Î½ preceded by ÎºÎ±Ï„Î±.
ThomasGR wrote:I made my own search and the story goes that in the fourth century AD there was a philosophical school that claimed that with the birth of a person he got assigned a unique â€œdaemonâ€ to guide him through his life and be his guard.
ethopoeia wrote:Some better translations have managed to grasp the ancient meaning of the term relating it to 'spirit' ("to the divine spirit within himself", "the geniality in his mind", "true to his own spirit"), as used by Socrates or Plato, yet I believe they fail to convey the actual meaning intended by Jim's father with the idiomatic collocation ÎºÎ±Ï„Î± followed by the noun Î´Î±Î¹Î¼Î¿Î½Î± in accusative
perispomenon wrote:Somehow the way you posed your question, I thought you had inside information on what his father intended and that you wanted to test us.
ethopoeia wrote:And, just like Venus means "Love" in Ovid, I'm convinced that Î´Î±Î¹Î¼Ï‰Î½ means something very different here. ThomasGR has mentioned Neoplatonism (?)
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