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"Perhaps the gods are not wise."

Translation:Fortasse dei non sunt sapientes.

September 9, 2019

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdamLarge

Crucifixion for whoever uttered this blasphemy


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/domsalazar0

Shhh, don't let them hear you say that, or Mars and Minerva will wage war on you


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/whovianhalfblood

Yeah, they really aren't


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DB5335

That's the same thing Socrates said. *Cracks knucles


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheLandingEagle

Perhaps, but I wouldn't say so if I were you!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZacharyTan16

this app tryna get me struck by lightning


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PERCE_NEIGE

Sapientia: wisdom.

Sapientia also:

Knowledge, common sense, prudence, reason, intelligence, philosophy

Homo sapiens sapiens. => Knowledge


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TadeRulf

Duolingo est bubo impio.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lyazko

It is too bad that word order and free response don't seem to be developed in this course. It will not be very useful until those two issues are sorted out.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joshaw94

non can also go before sapientes (and not sunt) if one imagines the author as emphasizing that word.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daniel--M.

That is the kind of question that leads to 2020!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Victoria356865

Why do they not accept "Dei fortasse non sapientes sunt."? I think Duo's word order is very clumsy.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AleckPang

This is why Iuppiter hurls so many thunderbolts.

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