Talk:aequam memento rebus in arduis servare mentem

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Creator of the entry marked it both "English" and "Latin". (1) Is there any evidence that this can be called "English"? (2) Is this a Latin idiom, or just a maxim/quote/piece of advice? --EncycloPetey 19:06, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

It looks like the creator didn't mean to say that this term is English, only that "Remember to keep a clear head in difficult times." is the English translation of it. —RuakhTALK 02:25, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

English RFV failed, removed. Latin RFV passed, as it's an oft-quoted-without-translation line from Horace, so I think we can count it under "usage in a well-known work". (I realize that doesn't really make sense for a sum-of-parts phrase, but I think it's something we can expect people to look up. But, listing on RFD in case anyone disagrees.) —RuakhTALK 03:18, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

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aequam memento rebus in arduis servare mentem

I marked this RFV-passed because it appears in a well-known work (Horace's Odes), but it is sum-of-parts. (Personally, I do think we should include it — it's widely quoted — but wanted to make sure other editors agree.) —RuakhTALK 03:36, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Keep. —Stephen 19:50, 29 October 2007 (UTC)
I'd prefer to keep it - it is in the nature of a proverb. Cheers! bd2412 T 19:53, 29 October 2007 (UTC)


Partial usage[edit]

I see a request for usage, but all I can supply is a partial usage. From the English translation of Wikipedia:Heda Margolius Kovály's Under a Cruel Star: "... he considered it most important to maintain equanimity rebus in arduis." (p7 in this copy) - BalthCat 18:36, 8 March 2010 (UTC)