The Roman dictator Julius Caesar said Veni, Vidi, Vici #turkey #pontus #blacksea #juliuscaesar

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“Veni, vidi, vici” (“I came; I saw; I conquered”) s a Latin phrase popularly attributed to Julius Caesar who, according to Appian, his short war against Pharnaces II of Pontus at the Battle of Zela. The phrase is used to refer to a swift, conclusive victory.

Variations of the sentence “Veni, vidi, vici” are often quoted, and also used in music, art, literature, and entertainment. The sentence lends itself to use in music, and has been used in several well-known works over the years, from the opening of Handel’s 1724 opera Giulio Cesare. There are also many references in literature and film. The title of the poem “Veni, vidi, vixi” by French poet Victor Hugo, written after the death of his daughter Leopoldine at age 19 in 1843, means “I came, I saw, I lived”, and the first verse is “J’ai bien assez vécu…”, which roughly translated is “I have lived quite long enough…”.