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    Any Latin scholar here who would care to tell me what 'Et in Arcadia ego' means?
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    yeah im a latin scholar, why?
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    The Arcadian Shephards...?

    http://arcadia.ceid.upatras.gr/arkad...a/etinarc.html
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    there is a piece of sculpture as named see link
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    actually there is a lot of art link to that
    it means
    Here I am in Arcadia (or this heaven)
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    (Original post by lessthanthree)
    it's supposed to have the inferential meaning of ..like..even in paradise there is death.
    Thanks a lot guys, especially you Mr Three; your metaphorical meaning makes sense in the context (carved into a skull).
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    Any Latin scholar here who would care to tell me what 'Et in Arcadia ego' means?
    Ah, reminds me of good old Brideshead Revisited! Et = and, in = in, ego = I am. Thus it must mean And I am in Arcardia
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    Wasn't Arcadia that place with the Dorian spring... erm.. *very sketchy here* the home of civilisation and pastoral idyll? Anyway, Arcadia is a pretty darn nice place (if that helps)
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    (Original post by Eeyore)
    Ah, reminds me of good old Brideshead Revisited! Et = and, in = in, ego = I am. Thus it must mean And I am in Arcardia
    That's the book I've just started.
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    (Original post by edders)
    That's the book I've just started.
    Ahhhh, hence explaining why you want the translation!
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    (Original post by Eeyore)
    Ahhhh, hence explaining why you want the translation!
    Yes, my college room-mate and his friends seem to think they're characters from the novel. I'm beginning to see where they take their inspiration from now.
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    aaaah latin nightmares returning to me!
 
 
 
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