In knowledge, liberation

By Magnus4321, in 'English to Latin Translation', Mar 10, 2019.

  1. Magnus4321 New Member

    In the context of ancient Rome, my understanding is that a lot of lower class people were enslaved, and in order to climb up and become a free person, quite an amount of hard work, learning, and luck would be required. Therefore, in knowledge there is not only truth, but also personal salvation (to escape slavery).

    Francis Bacon said ipsa scientia potestas est. There is also the saying of ex scientia vera.

    Maybe ipsa scientia libertas (vel liberatio) est or in scientia libertas (vel liberatio) can be a translation of "in knowledge, liberation". What do you think?
  2. R. Seltza Active Member

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    My personal 1st choice would’ve been in scientia liberatio, since that would be the closest thing to the original phrase.

    Others may suggest some other interesting alternatives.
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