Monday, 17 April 2017
"One of us will not leave this field."
-Poul Anderson, "Delenda Est" IN Anderson, Time Patrol (Riverdale, Ny, 2006), pp. 173-228 AT p. 227.
A Time Patrolman from the mid-twentieth century addresses a Neldorian from the 205th millennium in Latin at Ticinus in 218 BC! I will try to get that dialogue translated into Latin but not tonight. Here in 2017, it is 12:51 AM.
In Change Year 10, they speak English:
"'One of us, I think, will not leave this field alive,' he said..."
-SM Stirling, A Meeting At Corvallis (New York, 2007), Chapter Twenty-Two, p. 588.
Thus, Norman Arminger has reminded us first of Brechdan Ironrede, then of Manse Everard.
Is that phrase, "One of us will not leave this field," common in jousting or in other forms of single combat?