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mgr Donating Member (616 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-05 12:50 PM
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75. Vox populi, vox dei
Edited on Wed Nov-23-05 12:57 PM by mgr
Is from William of Malmsbury's English histories from the 12th century--literally translated the voice of the people is the voice of God. A root idea of English protestantism.

What the Greeks have to do <with> this, or Thales (who has no extant writings attributed to him, and why he was writing in latin though we was an Ionian existing far earlier than the Romans) I am not sure. Possibly it derives from Cicero or Cato during the golden or silver age. Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori (Horace)?

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