Aut cum scuto aut in scuto - Latin-English Dictionary - Glosbe - Cum scuto aut in scuto
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Aut cum scuto aut in scuto translation in Latin-English dictionary. A Greek expression («Ἢ τὰν ἢ ἐπὶ τᾶς») that Spartan mothers said to their sons as they departed for battle. It refers to the practices that a Greek hoplite would drop his cumbersome shield in order to flee the battlefield, and a slain warrior would be borne home atop his shield.