(Follow up to my rose tattoo.) "Dulce et Decorum Est, Pro Patria Mori // It’s sweet and fitting, to die for your country." Done by Sam Andrews @ The Inking Office, Gravesend. -Tails submitted by http://-tails.tumblr.com
WILFRED OWEN - DULCE ET DECORUM EST, Text of poem and notes LCE ET DECORUM EST - the first words of a Latin saying (taken from an ode by Horace). The words were widely understood and often quoted at the start of the First World War. They mean "It is sweet and right." The full saying ends the poem: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori - 'It is sweet and right to die for your country' In other words, it is a wonderful and great honour to fight and die for your country.
Ruth Beeley: St George's School, Hertfordshire England 2011. Sketchbook page for A Level Art Coursework final artwork. Ruth explored the theme of war, and drew inspiration for sources including Wilfred Owen's poem 'Dulce et Decorum est'.