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viginti tres gradus ad summam potestatem

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posted on Oct, 21 2004 @ 06:52 AM
more latin on bad I'm at work.

Let's go translators!


ok to heck with work, here's what I have so far using google and the first few online translator hits

Viginti: twenty
tres: three
gradus: step; position;
ad: to, up to, towards; near, at; until, on, by; almost; according to; about
summam: sum; summary; chief point, essence, principal matter, substance; total;
potestatem: power, rule, force; strength, ability; chance, opportunity;

looks like what JAK is getting....

22 rings + icon in the middle = 23

still feels like preamble to the game, as others have mentioned

[edit on 21-10-2004 by tjack]


posted on Oct, 21 2004 @ 07:31 AM
I've had a look and get :

viginti tres gradus ad summam potestatem

The twenty three step to the sum the power


posted on Oct, 21 2004 @ 09:22 AM
Gradus is of the fourth declination:

  • nom. sing.: -us
  • gen. sing.: -us
  • dat. sing.: -ui
  • acc. sing.: -um
  • abl. sing.: -u
  • (voc. sing.: -us)

  • nom. plur.: -us
  • gen. plur.: -uum
  • dat. plur.: -ibus
  • acc. plur.: -us
  • abl. plur.: -ibus
  • (voc. plur.: -us)

posted on Oct, 21 2004 @ 01:45 PM
So..wth does it mean?

posted on Oct, 21 2004 @ 01:49 PM
could it do with the masons and degrees of power? i know they have 33 or whatever but it could be an interpretation mistake or something

posted on Oct, 21 2004 @ 02:25 PM
I would guess it says 23 steps to sum the power.

Or something like that, there are 23 rings right?

And in the middle of all the rings is that symbol.. which in greek mythology is minataur which is known as a powerful beast.

posted on Oct, 21 2004 @ 03:48 PM
23 areas separated by walls, connected by gaps in the maze. 23 areas to pass to reach the solution. The maze has to be solved?


posted on Oct, 21 2004 @ 03:53 PM
Again with the numbers

Perhaps we will have 23 tasks before us, some of which have more than one solution, and the final one of which will be the most difficult?

posted on Oct, 21 2004 @ 04:02 PM

Originally posted by Cutwolf
So..wth does it mean?

I just wanted to point out the gradus is plural, not singular.

You also translated summam incorrectly. It is the acc. sing. fem. of summus, meaning highest.

posted on Oct, 21 2004 @ 04:06 PM
No no no NOOO!

If this has anything to do with numbers i am staying well away from it, il just do what hevenhelen did and let you lot work it out until HA says "You need to work so and so out to get the solution" and il have a look at the problem then resolve it

Hehe no il join in when i think the game has actually started but for now i think this is just the prelude to the game and 23 could mean 23 hours as something different seems to be showing up everyday.

posted on Oct, 21 2004 @ 06:10 PM
Another point of view....

What if it read....
23 walk toward the sum/highest part of ability/opportunity.

Referring to the 23 individuals who are actively posting / playing the game.

Yep. I counted. There are 23 who have posted more than once in the BL threads, unles I missed something but I'm pretty sure.....
Of course it could still mean something else too.

posted on Oct, 21 2004 @ 07:13 PM
I would like to know from Hunt_Admin if the game has actually started. I feel like we have come up with a lot of ideas, but I don't know if those purposes were even intended.

posted on Oct, 22 2004 @ 10:54 AM
How about tomorrow is the 23rd of the month, this will be the start of the game proper I am sure. Its a saturday when everyone is at home, well mostly. I think this probably it...

posted on Oct, 22 2004 @ 10:59 AM

Originally posted by bigdanprice
How about tomorrow is the 23rd of the month, this will be the start of the game proper I am sure. Its a saturday when everyone is at home, well mostly. I think this probably it...

Good point!

When was the Black Labyrinth link first found?

I have a feeling it was 23 days ago?(Il check)

23rd tommorrow, any famous greeks who were born on this day in hatred?

posted on Oct, 22 2004 @ 11:16 AM
1520 - King Carlos I crowned, German emperor Charles V

1814 - 1st plastic surgery is performed (England)

1824 - 1st steam locomotive is introduced

1910 - Blanche Scott became 1st woman solo a public airplane flight

1915 - 1st national horseshoe throwing championship (Kellerton, Iowa)

1941 - Walt Disney's "Dumbo" released

1943 - Burma railway opens

1956 - 1st video recording on magnetic tape televised coast-to-coast

1957 - 1st test firing of Vanguard satellite launch vehicle, TV-3

1958 - Soviet novelist Boris Pasternak, wins Nobel Prize for Literature

1964 - Japanese beat Russian for 1st Olympic Gold in woman's volleyball

1977 - Paleontologist Elso Barghoorn announces that 34-billion-year-old one-celled fossils, the earliest life forms, had been discovered

1984 - STS 51-A launch vehicle moves to launch pad

1989 - US 62nd manned space mission STS 34 (Atlantis 5) returns from space

1698 - Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French court architect (Palace de la Concorde)

1715 - Peter II Aleksejevitsj, Emperor of Russia (1727-30)

1752 - Nicolas Appert, inventor (food canning, bouillon tablet)

1893 - Earnest Julius pik, Estonian astronomer (Physics of meteor flight)

1903 - Milford Dolliole, pioneer jazz drummer

1905 - Felix Bloch, Swiss/US nuclear physicist (Nobel 1952)

1925 - Johnny Carson, Corning Iowa, comedian (Tonight Show, Who Do You Trust)

1935 - Chi Chi Rodriguez, Rio Piedras PR, PGA golfer (1972 Byron Nelson)

1942 - Anita Roddick, English cosmetic manufacturer (Body Shop)

1959 - "Weird Al" Yankovic, Calif, parody singer (Eat It, UHF, Naked Gun)

1962 - Doug Flutie, CFL/NFL quarterback (Argonauts, Generals, Bears, Pats)

Taken from

From the
42 B.C. Brutus commits suicide
Marcus Junius Brutus, a leading conspirator in the assassination of Julius Caesar, commits suicide after his defeat at the second battle of Philippi.

Two years before, Brutus had joined Gaius Cassius Longinus in the plot against the Roman dictator Julius Caesar, believing he was striking a blow for the restoration of the Roman Republic. However, the result of Caesar's assassination was to plunge the Roman world into a new round of civil wars, with the Republican forces of Brutus and Cassius vying for supremacy against Octavian and Mark Antony. After being defeated by Antony at a battle in Philippi, Greece, in October 42 B.C., Cassius killed himself. On October 23, Brutus' army was crushed by Octavian and Antony at a second encounter at Philippi, and Brutus took his own life.

Antony and Octavian soon turned against each other, and in 27 B.C. the Roman Republic was lost forever with the ascendance of Octavian as Augustus Caesar, the first emperor of Rome.

The Templars
Interesting that the templars appear to have a lot happen in october:
Jacques de Molay was the Templars leader before they were disolved.
'After his arrest on 10th October 1307, Jacques de Molay 'confessed' to many things including perjury, idolatry, and anything else the Inquisitors could think of, in order to avoid the torture chamber.'

Just a few ideas to work on... I think the templars link is promising take a look at my post!

posted on Dec, 24 2007 @ 03:26 PM
Viginti tres gradus ad summam potestatem translates to 23 Steps to Total Power. Thats how I would use the words suggested anyways.

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