While making plans to attend a medical conference on the Romulan home world, Dr. Bashir is contacted by Sloane of Section 31 and recruited to determine the health of a high-ranking Romulan official. Things turn more desperate, though, when the ranking Starfleet admiral traveling with him, who knows about Section 31's interest in the conference mysteriously suffers a brain aneurysm after Dr. Bashir finds out that Sloane is traveling with the group, as well. Written by
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The phrase "Inter arma enim silent leges" is Latin for "For among [times of] arms, the laws fall mute," although it is more popularly rendered as "In times of war, the law falls silent" (Just as Dr. Bashir explained it to Admiral Ross). This maxim was first written by Cicero in his published oration Pro Milone, although Cicero's actual wording was "Silent enim leges inter arma." At the time when Cicero used this phrase, mob violence was common. Armed gangs led by thuggish partisan leaders controlled the streets of Rome. Such leaders were nevertheless elected to high offices. See more
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The phrase 'never say die' is originally from a nineteenth century poem based on Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice. Now, it's since passed into the vernacular as a... as an exhortation never to give up, no matter the cost.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
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