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Re: Jacta est Alea
Posted by Brian Wilson on February 13, 2017, 9:49 pm, in reply to "Jacta est Alea"
At the risk of the pedantry which Lee Passarella eschews: According to Suetonius, Caesar actually said 'iacta alea est' as he crossed the Rubicon in defiance of the Senate but he may well have spoken the words in Greek and not 'the die is cast' but 'let the die be cast' (optative). Like most educated Romans Caesar often used Greek: it's unlikely that he ever said 'Et tu, Brute', as he was stabbed - he's more credibly reported as saying 'kai su teknon' in Greek.
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