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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Latin LOLCat: Behind You
Here is today's Latin LOLCat. You can read about this Latin phrase and its use in the ancient Roman ritual of the triumph in this Wikipedia article. Supposedly a slave standing behind the triumphant general used these words as a "memento mori" to remind him that he was still nothing but a mortal man: Respice post te! Hominem te esse memento! Memento mori! - "Look behind you! Remember that you are a man! Remember that you will die!" If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.