Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Morituri te salutant

Morituri te salutant

Ave!… Morituri te salutant…”

In Latin, morituri te salutant means “we who are about to die salute you.” While it has been widely regarded as a traditional salute given by gladiators to their emperor (Ave means “hail”), it was only uttered once by a group of slaves being forced to take part in a mock battle by Roman emperor Claudius. Marlow uses this bit of Latin in discussing the two women who received people into the Company’s waiting room but would probably never see them again.

http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/games/qt/morituritesalut.htm

1 comment:

xwing212 said...

you seem to be a doing a much better job with connecting all of the dots with the HOD concordance