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Plato quote "Only the dead have seen the end of war" in lati

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Plato quote "Only the dead have seen the end of war" in lati

Postby Boban » Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:17 pm

Is Plato quote "Only the dead have seen the end of war" in latin "Mortui solum finem belli viderunt"?
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Re: Plato quote "Only the dead have seen the end of war" in lati

Postby Nooj » Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:58 pm

Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks fine.
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Re: Plato quote "Only the dead have seen the end of war" in lati

Postby bedwere » Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:31 pm

I know I'm spoiling it for you, but Plato never wrote that.

Did Plato write "Only the dead have seen the end of war" ?
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Re: Plato quote "Only the dead have seen the end of war" in lati

Postby Kasper » Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:49 am

Boban wrote:Is Plato quote "Only the dead have seen the end of war" in latin "Mortui solum finem belli viderunt"?


Regardless who wrote it, your line seems to say: "the dead have only seen the end of war", which is not quite the same. I think it should be: "Soli mortui finem belli [forsitan bellorum?] viderunt."
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