I came. I saw. I conquered.

—Julius Caesar

Caesar’s legendary quote, translated from the three-word Latin Veni, vidi, vici, is a short story in and of itself. Caesar used the sentence as the full text of his message to the Roman senate describing his recent victory over Pharnaces II of Pontus in the Battle of Zela (present-day Turkey).

There are 7 comments in this article:

  1. 1/15/200914 year old cryptic girl says:

    Alas, even though that was long ago in ages which our ‘genius’ has claimed to trample, can there be a man today who dares to stand up to the wisdom of the ancients?

  2. 1/24/2009che says:

    crypyic, yes. it’s called W

  3. 3/21/2009Pendark says:

    Skeletons emerged and tore him apart.

  4. 3/16/2010Paul C. Hoffman says:

    I suggest Ken Wilber as one of those who can.

    > Can there be a man today who dares to stand up to the wisdom of the ancients?

    Go back a few centuries and how many wise people had any notion of the size, and “LONG NOW” of the universe;
    of the developmental principles of life itself, of consciousness;
    much less that, as Micheal Murphy points out, “Evolution itself is evolving” — natural selection [still happening of course BUT…] “has NOT been a *major* force in evolution for the last 40,000 years.”

  5. 2/18/2011amro says:

    From record sales, to sold out concerts
    So muh’fucker if you want this encore
    I need you to scream, ’til your lungs get sore

    Numb Encore

  6. 2/28/2011pc 17 says:

    She saw, she conquered, I came.

  7. 2/5/2020Alex says:

    Even in your darkest moments, smile.

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