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Veni, Vidi, Vici

Julius Caesar
(d. 44 B.C.)

In 47 BC, the famous Roman general Julius Caesar went to the Middle East and quickly conquered a small kingdom in modern-day Turkey.

When he returned to Rome, a friend asked him about the battle. Caesar shrugged his shoulders and said, “Veni, vidi, vici.”

In Latin, that means: “I came, I saw, I conquered.”

It's a short sentence, but it has become rather famous. People often quote it when they want to say: "Of course I won. I'm unstoppable."

Julius Caesar accepts the surrender of a Gallic chieftain, 52 BC.