Tuesday, July 22, 2008

mottoes

Back at school today after a very relaxing holiday in Victoria. I was in Melbourne for a few days, then spent some time driving along the Great Ocean Road, and a few days in the Grampians.

While in Melbourne I happened to walk past Melbourne University, and its associated Teachers' College, and I was struck by their mottoes. Keen extension students should be able to tell me what each of the mottoes means, and how they are related.











[University of Melbourne motto, left; Melbourne Teachers' College, right]

5 comments:

flipsockgrrl said...

Nice find, JM! I work at Melbourne Uni, so am familiar with "postera crescam laude" but hadn't been aware of the Teachers' College motto. That will be a nice bit of trivia to share at a future staff or committee meeting... :-)

Anonymous said...

the angel lady maybe says: I grow with posterity's praise

and the dog gargoyle bat thing says: Not all of me will die.

Or something mroe eloquent like that
cos its a uni n' all. smart people go there and do artsy/knowledge stuff, which horace reckons will allow them to grow transcend mortal death.

Anonymous said...

the answers Horace isnt it?

jm said...

Part of the answer is Horace; both mottoes are a quote from the same Horace poem (III.30), which you can read more about here or here.

Mike Salter said...

I think "exegi monumentum aere perennius" would be a good motto for the Faculty of Architecture...