damus petimusque vicissim -> we give and we seek in return, we give and expect in return (Horace, Ars Poetica 11)

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damus petimusque vicissim -> we give and we seek in return, we give and expect in return
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This motto on the world's most valuable postage stamp (British Guiana, 1856) was adapted from Horace, The Art of Poetry 11: (hanc veniam petimusque damusque vicissim), where Horace is both seeking and, in turn, granting poetic license:
‘But painters and poets
Have always shared the right to dare anything.’
I know it: I claim that licence, and grant it in turn.
 
(Τr. A. S. Kline)
« Last Edit: 16 Feb, 2014, 16:59:11 by billberg23 »



 

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