Thread: Quod licet Jovi
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Old July 6th, 2018, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Wolfgang Plattner View Post
... non licet bovi.
It is a Latin phrase, literally "What is permissible for Jove is not permissible for a bull" is often translated as "Gods may do what cattle may not".

But you may read this as a memento mori, too.


I like the mental stimulation of your chosen title. This shows how much richness can be added just by a turn of phrase. Of course your design is interesting, of itself, but your title stimulates us to think more specifically in an area we likely would never have considered. But still you leave us to complete our further understanding ourselves. That open ended guidance is really helpful in art and science as it allows the observer who experience your work to personally contribute in an original way too!

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