Three things cannot be long hidden: the sword, the moon, and the true.

Hi.
I'm writing a novel and I would like to include some particular graffiti in latin. For example:

1.- Three things cannot be long hidden: the sword, the moon, and the true.

2.- Colonel Marcius has an affaire with his Commander in chief: general Aurelius.

3.- Senator Blasius’wife sucked my dick two years ago.

4.-Victorious warriors win first and then go to war.

5.- Come back king Lucius Tarquinius Superb: we miss you!

6.- In Dog I trust.

7.- Loves histories suck.

8.- Roman army doesn’t have nothing to lose but his chains.

9.- Graffiters of the world unite!

10.- Sex is more interesting than Philosophy of the soul.

11.- Magister extraordinarius: put your ass in the trash!

12.- The immortals of persia are greater than greek army!

13.- Long life to King Darius II.

14.- I love Persepolis.

15.- Dont forget Latin League and Alba Longa!







Thank you for helping to me.

Gretings from Mexico.
 

Pacifica

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Hi, here are some of them:

1.- Three things cannot be long hidden: the sword, the moon, and the true.

Tria diu celari non possunt: gladius, luna, verum.

3.- Senator Blasius’wife sucked my dick two years ago.

Blasii senatoris uxor me duo abhinc annos fellavit.

4.-Victorious warriors win first and then go to war.

Bellatores victoriosi prius vincunt, deinde ad bellum proficiscuntur.

5.- Come back king Lucius Tarquinius Superb: we miss you!

Redi, Luci Tarquini Superbe rex: te desideramus!

8.- Roman army doesn’t have nothing to lose but his chains.

Do you mean "its chains"? (The Roman army doesn't have anything to lose but its chains?)

14.- I love Persepolis.

Persepolin amo.
 

Callaina

Feles Curiosissima

Pacifica

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Thanks to Pacis and Callaina.
Of course: the correct sentence is Roman army doesn’t have nothing to lose but its chains.
Now, I am going to wait for the others ones:

2.- Colonel Marcius has an affaire with his Commander in chief: general Aurelius.

9.- Graffiters (People who makes graffiti) of the world unite!

10.- Sex is more interesting than Philosophy of the soul.

11.- Magister extraordinarius: put your ass in the trash!

12.- The immortals of persia are greater than greek army!

13.- Long life to King Darius II.

Liebe dich Pacis!
 

Pacifica

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Of course: the correct sentence is Roman army doesn’t have nothing to lose but its chains.
Well, let's say a little more correct. Totally correct would be "The Roman army doesn't have anything to lose but its chains". But anyway, it doesn't matter that much; here's a translation:

Exercitus Romanus nil habet quod amittat nisi catenas suas.
 

Pacifica

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Liebe dich Pacis!
By the way, though I do understand this, I should perhaps let you know that I don't speak German — because it's the second time you address me in German... ;)
 

Pacifica

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Pacifica

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Ah, I thought maybe you meant that but wasn't sure.
 

Pacifica

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Yes, it is hard. I'm not sure how to express the concept of "having a (love) affair". Maybe something like consortio venerio coniunctus est or something, dunno; but there's also the problem that I'm not sure how to best render all those titles, "colonel" and "commander in chief" who is "general" at the same time... without ending up saying something unlikely with regards to how grades were organized in Roman armies.
 
I see Pacis.
Thanks for your time.

By the way: I have read some escatologycs graffiti. For instance:
"I defecated here twice. Then I was named Cagatorum Ilustris. How do you say in latin?"

Grretings from Mexico.
 

Pacifica

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You mean "scatological".

But what's "Cagatorum" supposed to be?
 
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