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Definition of Sic itur ad astra

Sic itur ad astra Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
Such is the path to the stars (i.e. Gain reputation) (Vergil)
Sic itur ad astra Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Ad astra is a Latin phrase meaning "to the stars". The phrase has origins with Virgil, who wrote sic itur ad astra ("thus one journeys to the stars", from Aeneid book IX, line 641, spoken by Apollo to Aeneas's young son Iulus) and opta ardua pennis astra sequi, ("desire to pursue the high (or hard to reach) stars on wings" book XII, lines 892–893, spoken by Aeneas to his foe Turnus in their combat). Another origin is Seneca the Younger, who wrote non est ad astra mollis e terris via ("there is no easy way from the earth to the stars", Hercules Furens, line 437, spoken by Megara, Hercules' wife).

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