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Latinisms from Adriana & Serena


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Latinisms from Adriana & Serena

  2. 2. Verba volant,scripta manent The Latin phrase “Verba volant, scripta manent”, literally translated, means words fly, writings remain. This old proverb, which derives from a speech of Gaius Titus to the Roman Senate, suggests caution in writing, because, if the words are easily forgotten, the writings can still be undisputed documents.
  3. 3. Faber est suae quisque fortunae <ul><li>Each is master of his own fate. </li></ul><ul><li>The expression is characteristic of the theory of homo faber, that the only maker of its own destiny is the man himself. This theory will be further developed especially during the Humanism and the Renaissance, especially in light of reconsideration of the relationship between virtue and fortune and destiny of man as understood in general. Indeed, if the man in the Middle Ages is considered subservient to the destiny, humanism and the Renaissance he is seen as intelligent, smart and energetic, and therefore able to make best use of what nature offers and to be master of its own so fate. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Alter ego <ul><li>An alter ego is another self, a second personality or person inside a person </li></ul><ul><li>The term and concept appears frequently in popular fiction, but also in comic books or cartoons, to indicate the secret identity of a superhero. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Ars longa, vita brevis <ul><ul><li>“ The art is long, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>life is short”. This means that life is too short to learn all we would. </li></ul></ul>