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it is fitting for a man to die in battle

Discussion in 'Lingua Latina (Latin)' started by Buonaparte, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. Buonaparte Senior Member

    England and English
    Is the above good Latin for:

    it is fitting for a man to die in battle

    ?

    B
     
  2. Scholiast

    Scholiast Senior Member

    Reading, UK
    English - UK
    The "above"?

    servus.
     
  3. Buonaparte Senior Member

    England and English
    Ah curses, I forgot to include the Latin above! Not very helpful. Sorry.

    Here it is:

    decet hominem exire praelio
     
  4. djmc Senior Member

    France
    English - United Kingdom
    One could quote Horace. Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori. It is sweet and fitting to die for one's country.
     
  5. dubitans Senior Member

    Vienna, Austria
    German - Austria
    homo = man (human being)
    vir = man (male human being)
    proelium

    Hence:
    decet virum proelio exire

    Better still:
    DECET VIRVM PRŒLIO EXIRE
     

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