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Q: latin chant into english ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: latin chant into english
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Performing Arts
Asked by: apple49-ga
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Posted: 18 Mar 2006 21:08 PST
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Question ID: 708996
please translate this latin chant into english:"ante mare et terras et
quod tegit omnia caelum, unus erat toto naturae voltus in orbe, nec
quicquam nisi pondus iners quem dixere chaos, rudis indigesta moles."
Subject: Re: latin chant into english
Answered By: juggler-ga on 18 Mar 2006 22:05 PST

"Before the sea was, and the lands, and the sky that hangs over all,
the face of nature showed alike in her whole round, which state men
have called chaos: a rough unordered mass of things..."
Ovid, Metamorphosis, Loeb edition cited at:
W. McCarty, Examples of Personification:

search strategy:
 "before the sea" chaos metamorphoses

I hope this helps.
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