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    I found a site with free Latin lessons. The lessons themselves are a bit wordy, but offer thorough explanations and are interesting nonetheless.

    http://www.du.edu/~etuttle/classics/latin/learnlat.htm

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    After doing some research this weekend, I found the titles are all related to the mystery of Rennes le Chateau.

    As Nitefyre pointed out above "Et In Arcadia Ego" is an anagram of "I Tego Arcana Dei", "I conceal the secrets of God". The inscription "Et In Arcadia Ego" was on a tomb that was defaced by Saunière.

    "Terribilis Est Locus Iste" is carved in the wall of the church at Rennes le Chateau. It is placed on the wall next to the statue of the demon Asmodeus, guardian of hidden treasure, the destroyer, Rex Mundi, the king of the world.
    It translates to "This Place is Terrible"

    "Solis Sacerdotibus" is connected to the scrolls that Saunière supposedly found and were refound, but proved to be a hoax. It translates to "Solely For The Initiated" or "Solely For The Priesthood Of The Sun".

    "Par Ce Signe Tu Le Vaincras" appears above the statue of Asmodeus, in the church, with four winged angels forming a cross. It translates to " In This Sign You Will Conquer".

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    Excellently done enaxor! Good job, huge help there.

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    After researching more on enaxor's finds (good job again!) I did find two things of noteworthiness (<---- is that even a word?!) that may or may not be important but at least worth looking at.

    The last translation technically translates to 'In this sign you will conquer him (it)' compared to 'Parce Signe Tu Vaincras' which translates only to 'In this sign you will conquer' Its apparent that the 'Le' is intentionally added by Sauniere to the phrase.

    I'm still decoding the book but I have seen a couple references to Egypt which is where Asmodeus is supposedly captured in a pit. Asmodeus is one of the demons under Lucifer 'the fallen king of terrors who raged war against its very essence.'

    -Nitefyre

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    Here is a link with some info and pictures of the statue containing the phrase PAR CE SIGNE TU LE VAINCRAS

    http://www.perillos.com/asmodeus_1.html

    Maybe this sheds some light on the 'single direction of the pointing fingers' line?

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