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Things It’s Best to Say in Latin

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Latin sentences and sayings seem to be

designed to be carved out of stone this

is a matter of their concision and

weightiness because of its highly

inflected grammatical structure Latin

uses far fewer words to express

something that a non inflected language

such as English here are some of our

favorite Latin sayings

vanie vidi vici Julius Caesar's most

famous remark apparently made in the

Roman Senate in 47 BC and referring to

his victory over King faun a sees the

second of Pontus at the Battle of Zeller

is an example of Latin at its most

concise English takes twice as many

words to convey the same meaning the

English translation doesn't come close

to matching the patent terseness there's

alliterative V's those final long eyes

of the original requiescat in part a one