In a movie (Event Horizon, spoilers ahead), you have this Latin phrase they think they heard and what it ends up being :
Libera te tutemet (ex inferis).
There's always the possibility of some poetic license in such works but the topic has been discussed elsewhere and someone thought (on latindiscussion.com) that:
Libera temet [ipsum] ab inferis.
was more idiomatic but that the original was not ungrammatical per se. Of note is also the selection of a different preposition (ab) to introduce inferis.
- For a reflexive sort of construction such as save/free yourself with a verb like libero, do you need anything else than temet (2); what difference does an emphatic form or something like ipsum make here in terms of meaning or style; isn't it overly redundant?
- Is the thing you're saving yourself from mostly introduced with ex or ab in such a construction; I see examples like a Venere se et a quartana liberatus as well as ex incommodis pecunia se liberare, so what type of prepositional logic does libero trigger: is it about escaping vs. climbing out?
- What is a classic example of the imperative of libero with a reflexive pronoun and a complement as in save/free yourself from something?