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Translation from the Latin, with help from Google Translate:

Amidst warfare, laws are silent. Therefore the wicked shall designate all times "amidst warfare".

Edit: Searching for the first phrase, "inter arma enim silent leges", found this:


Apparently, the original is from Cicero (slightly differently worded).

Thanks for this quote (and the translation) -- this is great.

Thought I was reading House of Leaves there for a second.

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