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Citation: sic erimus cuncti postquam nos auferet Orcus
  ergo vivamus dum licet esse, bene
Language: Latin
References: Clarissa Oakes, page 200
Meaning: Thus we will all be, after Orcus [god of the underworld] bears us off.
Therefore let us live well, for so long as it is allowed


Oakes speaks Clarissa's translation of this at Clarissa Oakes 194: 'So long as we may, let us enjoy this breath For naught doth kill a man so soon as death.' Petronius Satyricon.

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Also see O'Brian's The Truelove in the U.S.

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