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20 Cards in this Set

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A.U.C. (ab urbe condita)
from the founding of the city
aut Caesar aut nihil
Either Caesar or nothing
casus belli
an occasion for war
divide et impera
Divide and conquer
Et tu, Brute.
you too, Brutus (Caesar’s last words)
In hoc signo vinces.
in this sign (cross), you will conquer (told to Constantine before battle of Milvian Bridge)
ius gentium
The law of nations
iustitia omnibus
justice for all (Washington, D.C.)
novus homo
a new man [in politics]
O tempora! O mores!
Oh the times! O the morals!
pax in bello
peace in [the midst of] war
primus inter pares
first among his equals
pro bono publico
for the public good
pro patria
for [one’s] country
quid pro quo
something for something ("tit for tat")
rara avis
a rare bird
SPQR (Senatus Populusque Romanus)
The Senate and the Roman People
sic semper tyrannis
thus always to tyrants (Virginia)
Veni, vidi, vici.
I came, I saw, I conquered (said by Caesar after Zela)
Alea iacta est!
The die is cast!