facilis descensus Averni

facilis descensus Averni
facilis descensus Averni Latin, lit. "the descent of Avernus (is) easy" ["Aeneid," VI.126], in reference to Avernus, a deep lake near Puteoli, a reputed entrance to the underworld; hence, "it is easy to slip into moral ruin."

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