【節慶】情人節歷史典故及愛情經典語錄

The History and origin of Valentine's Day  (情人節的歷史與由來)

On February 14around the year 278A.D., Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor

Claudius II, was executed.

      二月14around278A.D.,情人節,一個神聖牧師在羅馬的皇帝克勞迪亞斯二世的日子裡,被執行死刑

Under the rule of Claudius the Cruel, Rome was involved in many unpopular and bloody campaigns.

The emperor had to maintain a strong army, but was having a difficult time getting soldiers to join his

military leagues. Claudius believed that Roman men were unwilling to join the army because of their

strong attachment to their wives and families.

      在克勞迪亞斯的殘忍的統治下,羅馬參與了許多不得人心的,血腥的運動。皇帝必須保持一支強大的軍隊,但有困難的時候

      讓士兵加入他的軍事同盟。克勞認為,羅馬人是不願意加入軍隊,因為他們的強烈的依戀他們的妻子和家庭。

To get rid of the problem, Claudius banned all marriages and engagements in Rome. Valentine, realizing the injustice of

the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret.

      為了擺脫這個問題,克勞禁止了所有在羅馬的婚姻及訂婚。瓦倫丁,了解到實現政令的不公,無視克勞迪烏亞斯和繼續偷偷的

      履行年輕戀人婚姻。

When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. Valentine was arrested and dragged

before the Prefect of Rome, who condemned him to be beaten to death with clubs and to have his head cut off.

The sentence was carried out on February 14, on or about the year 270.

      當瓦倫丁的行為被發現,克勞迪亞斯下令將他處死。瓦倫丁被逮捕並拖行到羅馬的省長面前,

      譴責他應當用棍棒毆打致死並他的頭砍下來。他的死刑大約是在270年左右所執行的。

Legend also has it that while in jail, St. Valentine left a farewell note for the jailer’s daughter, who had

become his friend, and signed it “From Your Valentine.”

      傳說也這樣流傳著,在監獄裡時,聖倫丁留下一了個絕別信給獄卒的女兒,這個人在之前成為他的朋友,並簽了名瓦倫丁筆。

For his great service, Valentine was named a saint after his death.

      對於他的偉大的貢獻,瓦倫丁死後被稱為聖人。

In truth, the exact origins and identity of St. Valentine are unclear. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, “At least three

different Saint Valentines, all of them martyrs, are mentioned in the early martyrologies under the date of 14 February.”

One was a priest in Rome, the second one was a bishop of Interamna (now Terni, Italy) and the third St. Valentine was a

martyr in the Roman province of Africa.

      事實上,瓦倫丁的確切來歷和身份尚不清楚。根據天主教百科全書,至少有三個不同版本的聖瓦倫丁,所有這些烈士,

      都在214這天早期的烈士歷史當中提到了。一位在羅馬牧師,第二個是Interamna的主教(現特爾尼,意大利)和

      第三個聖瓦倫丁是非洲的羅馬省烈士。

Legends vary on how the martyrs name became connected with romance. The date of his death

may have become mingled with the Feast of Lupercalia, a pagan festival of love. On these occasions,

the names of young women were placed in a box, from which they were drawn by the men as chance

directed. In 496 AD, Pope Gelasius decided to put an end to the Feast of Lupercalia, and he declared

that February 14 be celebrated as St Valentines Day.

Gradually, February 14 became a date for exchanging love messages, poems and simple gifts such as flowers.

      烈士的名字如何成為與愛情史有所關聯的傳說不一。他死亡的日期可能已經夾雜著牧神節,愛的異教徒的節日盛宴。

      在這些場合,年輕女性的名字被放置在一個盒子裡,在這盒子裡男人會隨機抽取他們的名字。

      在公元496年,羅馬教皇格拉西決定結束牧神節的盛宴,他宣稱,214日來慶祝聖瓦倫丁節。

      漸漸地,214日成為交換愛的訊息,詩歌和簡單的禮物,如鮮花的日期。

    以上文章出處:http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/st-valentine-beheaded     翻譯/康培士英語

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電影教我們說情話:

There are 3 words that take one second to say, one hour to explain, but one lifetime to prove

I love you.

         有三個字,用說的只要一秒鐘,解釋要一小時,證明卻要一輩子:我愛你。天外奇蹟 (Up), 2009

We feel sad not because love is over; we feel sad because everything is over, yet love remains.

       難過不是因為愛結束了;難過是因為,一切都結束了,愛還在。愛.重來 (The Vow), 2012

The one you love the most, may not love you the most; the one that loves you the most,

you may not love the most; the one that lasts, is often just the right one who shows up at the right time.

      你最愛的,往往不是最愛你的; 最愛你的,往往不是你最愛的;

      能長久的,往往只是在對的時間出現的對的人。-藍色大門 (Blue Gate Crossing), 2002  

Life is not the amount of breaths you take, it’s the moments that take your breath away.

      生命重要的並不是你呼吸的次數,而是那些讓你屏息的時刻。全民情聖 (Hitch), 2005

The longer you wait for something, the more you‘ll appreciate it when you get it,

because anything worth having is definitely worth waiting for.

      很多東西你等得越久,得到時你越會珍惜它。因為,值得擁有的,絕對值得等待。航站情緣 (The Terminal), 2004

Love is about understanding your past, believing in your future, and accepting you just the way you are.

      愛,是願意理解你的過去,相信你的未來,接受你的現在。攻其不備 (The Blind Side), 2009

You don't smile because you're happy; you're happy because you smiled.

      生活不是因為幸福才笑,而是笑了才幸福。逆光飛翔 (Touch of Light), 2012

You feel happy when you see the one you love dearly is happy.

      看到最愛的人得到幸福,也是一種幸福。新娘大作戰 (Bride Wars), 2009

Those who truly love you may not always say so, but they always do so.

      真正愛你的人不一定會說許多愛你的話,卻會做許多愛你的事。傲慢與偏見2005

Love is holding an umbrella for her in your heart, even when she's making your eyes rain.

      眼睛為她下著雨,心卻為她打著傘;這就是愛。傲慢與偏見 (Pride and Prejudice), 2005

Love can be late, as long as it's true.

      愛情可以來的慢一些,只要它是真的。艾蜜莉的異想世界 (Amelie), 2001

The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.

      世間最美的事,莫過於愛一個人,以及能夠得到對方以同等的愛回報。紅磨坊 (Moulin Rouge), 2001

Love is the forgiveness that came before the apology.

      愛,就是不用等待道歉的原諒。瑞秋要出嫁 (Rachel Getting Married), 2008

If God didn't give you what you wanted, it's not because you aren't worth it, it's because you

deserve even better.

      有時候,上天沒有給你想要的,不是因為你不配,而是你值得更好的。戀夏500 (500 Days of Summer), 2009

The highest form of love, is to die for your loved ones, and to live well for them.  

      愛的最高境界,是為愛的人犧牲,以及為愛的人好好活著。鐵達尼號 (Titanic), 1997

Whatever happens tomorrow, we've had today.

      不管明天如何,我們曾擁有過今天。真愛挑日子 (One Day), 2011

You're not alone; someone is working very hard trying to reach you.

      你並不孤單;世上一定有那麼一個人,正努力的朝你走來。跳越時空的情書 (The Lake House), 2006

Live and cherish everyday as if it's the final day of your extraordinary, ordinary life.

There's no need to change anything, for you'd have no regret.

      把每一天都當成最後一天來過;珍惜所擁有的,那怕平凡無奇,卻也獨一無二;

      無需改變過去,因為你毫無遺憾。真愛每一天 (About Time), 2013  

The one who likes you wants your present; the one who loves you, offers you a future.

      喜歡你的人,要你的現在;愛你的人,會給你未來。真愛每一天 (About Time), 2013