Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases, and Words: Group P
(classical-language maxims, slogans, adages, proverbs, and words of wisdom that can still capture our modern imagination)
Expressions of general truths: Latin to English maxims, proverbs, and mottoes
Word entries are from Latin unless otherwise indicated.
2. By the leave of; with all deference to, in peace; used when expressing polite disagreement: "Senator Shawn said in response to another senator's statement, 'I must say, pace the distinguished senator, that his conclusions are entirely erroneous.' "
Part of the quotation: Pallida mors aequo pulsat pede pauperum tabernas regumque turres or "Pale Death, with impartial step, knocks at the cottages of the poor and the palaces of kings." -Horace
Motto of Royal Naval School, U.K.
The cry of the Roman mob for food and entertainment. -Juvenal.
Food and amusements were said to be the sole interests of the common Romans and the rulers of Rome used this as a means of keeping the masses "satisfied" instead of coming up with real solutions to their economic problems.
Motto of Colby-Sawyer College, New London, New Hampshire, USA.
Applied to words used many times in a piece of writing.
2. In Roman Law, the head of a household having the authority belonging to that position: "After he reached the legal age of the time, the youth was able to claim the authority of paterfamilias because he was old enough to be head of his family since his father had recently died."
3. Etymology: from Latin, literally, "master of a house, head of a family"; from pater, "father" + familias, "family".
A motto by Marcus Pacuvilus (c. 220 - c. 130 B.C.) who wrote fourteen plays and a satire. Only fragments of the plays survive.
Motto of University College School, London, U.K.
The terms imposed by the British on members of its colonial empire. The phrase is credited to Joseph Chamberlain in 1893 to describe the results of British rule in India.