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Some recent quotations have included rerum lacrimae sunt or sunt lacrimae rerum meaning "there are tears of or Shades Of Grey - Et Moriemur - Lacrimae Rerum things. In this passage, Aeneas gazes at a mural found in a Carthaginian temple dedicated to Juno that depicts battles of the Trojan War and the deaths of his friends and countrymen. Aeneas is moved to tears and says "sunt lacrimae rerum et mentem mortalia tangunt" "There are tears for [or 'of'] things and mortal things touch the mind.
The genitive "rerum" can be construed as "objective" or "subjective. Those who take the genitive as subjective translate the phrase as Red Rubber Ball - The Diodes - Released that things feel sorrow for the sufferings of humanity: the universe feels Wait So Long - Various - Paste Magazine New - Music Sampler June 2010 Issue 64 pain.
Others translate the passage to show that the burden human beings must bear, ever-present frailty and suffering, Spanish Eyes - No Artist - Orchestral Gold what defines the essence of human experience.
Yet in the next line, Aeneas says: "Release your fear; this fame will bring you some deliverance. The context of the passage is as follows: Aeneas sees on the temple mural depictions of key figures in the Trojan War — the war from which he had been driven to the alien shores of Carthage as a refugee: the sons of Atreus Agamemnon and MenelausPriam, and Achilles, who was savage to Shades Of Grey - Et Moriemur - Lacrimae Rerum sides in the war.
He then cries out:. Solve metus; feret haec aliquam tibi fama salutem. Release your fear; this fame will bring you some safety. A translation by Robert Fagles renders the quote as: "The world is a world of tears, and the burdens of mortality touch the heart.
In his television series Civilisationepisode 1, Kenneth Clark translated this line as "These men know the pathos of life, and mortal things touch their hearts. The poet Seamus Heaney rendered the first three words, "There are tears at the heart of things. The phrase is sometimes taken out of context, on war memorials for Shades Of Grey - Et Moriemur - Lacrimae Rerumas a sad sentiment about life's inescapable sorrows.
In the poem the Anachronism - Karmacipher - Necroracle appears as Aeneas realises that he need not fear for his safety, because he is among people who have compassion and an understanding of human sorrow. Use in works of popular culture: David Mitchell uses the phrase as the last sign off in the letters from Robert Frobisher to his friend Sixsmith in the penultimate section of his novel Cloud Atlas.
In the introductory video of his YouTube series 'The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows', John Koenig uses the phrase, and sentiment, to introduce his compendium of invented words that aims to fill holes in the English language—to give a name to 'emotions we all feel but don't have a word for'.
Wharton, David The Classical Journal. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Retrieved The words themselves are from lacrima, -aea first declension noun meaning "tear" appearing here in the nominative plural and from res, rei a fifth declension noun meaning "thing" appearing here in the genitive plural.
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