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The quotation on Phi"s brooch is:Elapsam semel occasionem non ipse potest Iuppiter reprehendere

It seems to be based upon a line fromThe Fables of Phaedrus.Phaedruswas a writer that recomposed the famous Greek fables of his day in Latin, with poetic meter.Perhaps coincidentally, the "Phae" of Phaedrus is pronounced the sameas Phi.

The particular fable that is paraphrased in the game is fromThe Fables of Phaedrus, book 5, section 8, "Tempus".Cursu volucri, pendens in novacula,calvus, comosa fronte, nucarry out corpore,quem si occuparis, teneas, elapsum semelnon ipse possit Iuppiter reprehendere,occasionem rerum significat brevem.Effectus impediret ne segnis mora,finxere antiqui talem effigiem Temporis.

Here is one translationof it:

A Bald Man, balancing on a razor’s edge, fleet of foot, his forehead spanned with hair,his body naked—if you have captured him, organize him fast; as soon as he has actually as soon as escaped, notJupiter himself can overtake him: he is the emblem just how shortlived is Opportunity.The ancients devised such a portraiture of Time, to signify that slothful delay should not hinder the execution of our functions.


The over translation had a footnote: From this number of Time or Opportunity, Time came to be represented in the middle eras with a tuft of hair on his forehead; whence our widespread expression "To take time by the forelock," signifying to make the ideal of an chance.

This fable is around Caerus, the Greekpersonification of possibility or luck. This originates from the Greek wordkairos, which indicates the right minute.Caerus is said to have actually hair hanging down his forehead, however the ago of his head is bald.He (an opportunity) deserve to be seized by grabbing onto the hair of his forehead,however if he passes by, you can not capture him because the back of his head is bald, and also not evenJupiter deserve to catch him.

Plaudite! Acta est fabula!

"Acta est fabula, plaudite!"This is a Latin translation from Greek of what are said to have been the last words of EmperorAugustus Caesar. They mean"The play has finished. Applaud." This was traditionally shelp at the finish of comedies inGreek theater. Suetonius composed of Augustus"s last wordsinTheTwelve Caesars.

Dead Men Do Tell Tales

After inplacing the ID and also password on the two-headed lion screen in theDirector"s Office, seemingly random text is displayed on the display. However,some of it is normal text. The text supposedly originates from a CNN article aboutthe recoextremely of an anchor from Blackbeard"s flagship. The post beginsthrough the famous saying "dead guys tell no tales".

Voight-Kampff Test

Based on what is learned from the computer in the Director"s Office,Phi wonders if the Nonary Game is asort of a Voight-Kampff test.The Voight-Kampff Test is a fictional test to determine if someone is a humanor an android, initially from the science fiction novel DoAndroids Dream of Electric Sheep? which was later adjusted right into the filmBlade Runner.

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Knox"s Ten Commandments

Sigma mentions Knox"sTen Commandments, which are ten rules that mystery stories need to follow,according to writer RonaldKnox.