Sunday, April 10, 2011

Praeter virtutem nihil...

Praeter virtutem nihil immortale tenemus.
Mens manet et virtus, cetera mortis erunt.

Source: Owen 12.1.
Meter: elegiac

praeter - besides, except
virtus - bravery, worth, excellence
nihil - nothing
immortalis - immortal, eternal, everlasting
teneo - hold, keep
mens - mind, reason
maneo - remain, stay, abide
et - and
ceterus - the other, the rest
mors - death
sum - be, exist

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