RE: [xsl] Replacing character entities

Subject: RE: [xsl] Replacing character entities
From: JBryant@xxxxxxxxx
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 13:52:00 -0600
My thought as well, as  I would certainly not translate "Scio me nihil 
scire" as "I know that I know nothing". I have not used my Latin in 20 
years, but I do recall that "scire" is the infinitive and should be 
translated as "to know" (which makes me think a verb is missing and makes 
me think it's a fragment of a longer quotation or a badly formed rewrite). 
Fortunately, the fault lies with whomever rendered Socrates's Greek (as 
reported by Plato) into Latin and not with the great man himself (who may 
or may not have been a fictional creation of Plato's, I understand). I 
love this kind of thing, as you may surmise.

More proof that one has to be careful when rendering text, eh? :D

Jay Bryant
Bryant Communication Services
(presently consulting at Synergistic Solution Technologies)

"Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> 
02/14/2005 01:41 PM
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RE: [xsl] Replacing character entities

> >  what does "Scio me nihil scire"  mean?
> "I know that I know nothing"
> (The one statement that made Socrates be the wisest man on earth)

He certainly knew no Latin.


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