the man who "meets adversity with courage " might be phrased: Rebus in adversis pertinax. The word adversum by itself had a very limited use as meaning " adversity " and in the singular only. Horace of course gives the best expression to this idea in the couplet beginning:
Aeguarn memento rebus in arduis Servare mentern
In the motto I give you want a hard, clanging word like pertinax to round it off; fortis .though it means " brave " would not be strong enough in this position. The Latin mind at its best was always symphonic, and that is why our hest Latin hymns are so great.
C. G. MORTIMER.
2 White Buildings, Lee on Solent.