Great Seal

Have you ever wanted to get a translation into Latin for a motto or logo? Have you ever wanted to get a translation from Latin of an inscription on a family heirloom?

You may have already tried some free internet machine "translator" and discovered that the result was not Latin, but gibberish. No surprise there. French or Spanish translation is bad enough, but Latin is a highly-inflected language. Much of the meaning is contained not in the word roots, but in the inflectional endings.

Machines just don't know how to deal with Latin. They can't distinguish between the Latin for Man bites dog and Dog bites man, in Latin Vir canem memordit and Virum canis memordit!

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(To the left is the reverse of the Great Seal of the United States, found on the reverse of the dollar bill, with its two Latin mottoes: Annuit coeptis: He Has Favored Our Undertakings and Novus Ordo Seclorum: A New Order of the Ages. On the obverse of the Great Seal is the most famous Latin motto of all: E Pluribus Unum: From Many, One. In 1782, the year of the eighteenth centenary of the classical Latin poet Vergil's death, Congress approved the design of the official seal. The seal contains three Vergilian mottoes, which embody a statement of the classical heritage and humanistic origins of the first modern republic, the United States of America.)


Marcus Tullius Cicero


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[Left: Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.) is considered the greatest Latin prose writer of the Golden Age, whose style has been emulated from antiquity to the modern age.]

Gaius Julius Caesar


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[Left: Gaius Julius Caesar (ca. 100-44 B.C.) is the second-greatest Latin prose writer of the Golden Age, after Cicero, who praised his clear Attic style.]

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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[Left: Lucius Annaeus Seneca (ca. 4 B.C.-A.D. 65) is the greatest Latin prose writer of the Silver Age, whose style was particularly influential in the Renaissance.]

Franciscus Petrarca

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[Left: Franciscus Petrarca (1304-1374) is the greatest Latin prose writer of the Renaissance. He modeled his style on the classical prose writers, particularly Cicero.]

C.S. Lewis

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[Left: C.S. Lewis (1896-1963) is an example of a modern prose writer whose writings include Latin works.]

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