facilis descensus Averno

Latin quotation from Virgil

fa·​ci·​lis de·​scen·​sus Aver·​no ˈfä-ki-ˌlis-dā-ˌskān-ˌsu̇s-ä-ˈwer-nō How to pronounce facilis descensus Averno (audio)
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: the descent to Avernus [the underworld] is easy : the road to evil is smooth

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“Facilis descensus Averno.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/facilis%20descensus%20Averno. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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