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The epigraph of James Joyce's Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man.

Originally from a description of Daedalus in the Metamorphoses of Ovid (P. Ovidius Naso), VIII:188.

Translation: "And he sets his mind to unknown arts" (in Metamorphoses the line continues, "and changes the laws of nature").

The full line, in Latin, is:

...et ignotas animum dimittit in artes naturamque nouat.

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