Saturday, March 20, 2010

Veni Vidi, Vici

While we’re on the theme of Caesar, here’s another famous Latin phrase:

Veni, Vidi, Vici (I came, I saw, I conquered). Caesar led many wars. So many that mystical legends began to form around him. He went over to Asia and so totally defeated the army there and finished up the war so quickly that when he wrote an account of it to his friends in Rome he put it in three well-known Latin words, "Veni, Vidi, Vici,--I came, I saw, I conquered."

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