it's own language even before the 16th century, proper Latin was still widely known (and touted) by the wealthy classes. BA in History
And as a history major I can't help but proofread and edit myself... "its", not "it's", and I meant to say "flaunted", not "touted".
Ezio does clearly say "requiescat in pace" in the game.
May 02, 13 at 7:51pm
While Italians say "Risposa in pace", especially now, it may be slightly anachronistic to assume this was also the case during the 16th century. This is especially so considering that even until the late 20th century (and even still today) the Roman Catholic Church has been using Latin. Though the use of Latin really diminished after around the 5th-6th Century, it was adapted and changed over many centuries, which is why we have so many Latin-based languages. While Italian was cemented as it's own language even before the 16th century, proper Latin was still widely known (and touted) by the wealthy classes.
Tl,dr; It might not have been uncommon for an upper class Italian Ezio to use Requiescat in Pace (btw, he does pronounce this right, if we assume that he's speaking ecclesiastical Latin, which he probably would be) instead of risposa in pace.
BA in History
Dec 21, 12 at 11:14am
Requiescat in pace
Nov 26, 12 at 10:43am
sorry i didn't observed that what he was saying
Jul 07, 12 at 12:56pm
Requiescat de pace
Apr 14, 12 at 7:17am
Requiescat in pace is 'rest in peace' in Latin. Ezio's pronunciation is incorrect. To pronounce 'pace' in Latin would be 'pack-eh'. Ezio's 'patch-eh' pronunciation is modern Italian. Yes, I know I should get out more.
Feb 11, 12 at 12:49pm
he either says "reposare in pace" or "regesta in pace"
Feb 08, 12 at 3:22am
Everybody STOP. In the game, Ezio says "Requiescat in pace" which means "Rest in peace" in LATIN. The Italian translation would be "Riposi in pace". However, everything else he says is always in Italian.
...that is all
Feb 03, 12 at 7:19pm
it's "resquiescat in pace", which means "rest in peace" in latin
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