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Translating Schiller's short poem (Das Höchste) into Latin

Sponte unfortunately means almost the opposite of "willenlos." The litteral meaning of the German is sine voluntate, which you can just use. And "wollend" is volens, which also ...
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How would Roman name an Übermensch?

My vote would be for homo superior for two reasons. First, linguistically, adding the Über- prefix does create something of a comparative. The Übermensch is more than a man. Homo superus by itself ...
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How would Roman name an Übermensch?

The word history of Übermensch is discussed extensively in the DWB (link below). The word was first used in Protestant theological writings and later adopted famously by Nietzsche. In both cases, it ...
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How would Roman name an Übermensch?

The general Latin word for this is heros which is derived from Greek and related to our word "hero" and means a man of vastly superior abilities and quality. Another word used for the ...
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