Latin poets and their steadfast works of staggering genius

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While surfing the world wide web (read:internet), I happened across a quote from a Latin poet. The quote goes as follows.

 

orandum est ut sit mens sana in corpore sano.”

 

In ye new English, Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis said that a sound mind inside a sound body should be prayed for. Now you may be somewhat familiar with this quote, or not familiar at all. If you’re an athlete, or if you are around athletes often, then chances are higher that you’ve heard it.

 

Moving on, when the Poetic mastermind wrote those nine words in a language which has since been thrown aside, he was actually answering a question. Can you picture it? “Decimus…Quid ego viveo?” “Decimus…what should I pray for? Well son…you should pray for a sound mind in a sound body.

 

Not what it is somewhat misconstrued as these days…as a sound mind completing a sound body. Or vice versa. But rather, the Roman stupidos should focus more on their intellect than their physical appearances.

 

If only today’s society cared enough about their physical states. What a world it would be…

 

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