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Latin Syntax I

Latin Tenses

Latin Verbs

Course in Beginners' Latin, Royal Holloway, University of London

Maxim 61-70
Cave canem!
Beware of the dog! (Inscription at the entry of Roman houses.)

Veni, vidi, vici.
I came, I saw, I conquered. (Written by Julius Caesar about a rapid victory.)

Caveat emptor.
Let the buyer beware. (N/A)

Numquam se minus solum quam cum solus esset.
You are never so little alone as when you are alone. (Cicero, De officiis)

Oderint, dum metuant.
May they hate me, if only they fear me. (Suetonius, Vitae Caesarum, Caligula)

Qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.
Let him who wishes for peace prepare for war. (Vegetius. Also quoted si vis pacem, para bellum -- if you desire peace, prepare for war.)

Nosce te ipsum.
Know thyself (Inscription at the temple of Apollo in Delphi.)

Divide et impera.
Divide and rule. (Louis XI; adopted by Macchiavelli)

Noli equi dentes inspicere donati.
Do not look a gift horse in the mouth. (St. Jerome, Commentarius in epistulam Pauli ad Ephesos)

Dum vivimus, vivamus.
While we live, let us really live. (N/A) extra

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