Going against the tide

going against the tide

Here are several ways to say that someone is going against the tide:

natare adverso amne

to swim, the stream being contrary

where amnis, amnis is a feminine noun for a torrent and adverso amne is an ablative absolute.

You could also use these ablatives absolute with similar meaning:

contrario amne

contrario flumine

and then you can say

contra currentem.

Seneca says that to fight against nature is the same as rowing against the water:

remigare contra aquam.

These very words were recently used in a Papal tweet.

Teachers could take this short message and play with it in the classroom.

Students can express “going against the tide” in these and other ways.

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