Latin Phrases Patriots Should Know: Patriotic Latin Phrases and Their Translations
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We’re not suggesting that you need to learn Latin – although learning new things is always good. However, there is a long tradition of freedom-loving patriots formulating their slogans in Latin ("Audemus jura nostra defendere") or Greek (“Molon Labe”). So while you don’t have to be able to read The Aeneid or The Odyssey in the original language, there are some key phrases you should know so that you can recognize an ally by his bumper sticker in the wild.
The penchant for classical language has a variety of sources. First, there is the affinity of patriots with the republics of the ancient world – the Greek democracies, yes, but the Roman Republic in particular. Second, there is the tendency of the Founding Fathers to be products of the classical education tradition. Thus, they had more than a working knowledge of the languages of antiquity. Third, they just sound cool.
Here’s a list of some of our favorite phrases in Latin and Greek for patriots to know.
Latin Phrases Used in the U.S. Military
Latin Phrases Used in Patriotic America
Philosophical Latin Phrases
Latin Phrases Used by American States
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- Latin Phrases Patriots Should Know: Patriotic Latin Phrases and Their Translations