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 … [Read more...]