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"I came, I saw, I conquered."

Caesar used this sentence as the full text of a message that he sent to the Roman senate in 49 BCE reporting his victory over Pharnaces II of Pontus. This famous and brief report at once emphasized the totality of his victory and reminded the senate of Caesar's military skills.


Caesar's actual words in Latin were: Veni, vidi, vici.

Julius Caesar (100 BCE - 44 BCE) Roman military and political leader

conquer (verb): to overcome and take control of (some place or people), by military force

Contributor: Josef Essberger