Alea jacta est - not.

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GogTheMild
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Alea jacta est - not.

Post by GogTheMild » Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:03 pm

Is one allowed to pedantically point out that Caesar didn't actually say "Alea jacta est"? He said it in Greek as it was a quote from a play by Menander. (See Plutarch.)
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Re: Alea jacta est - not.

Post by selfsearcher » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:06 pm

As italian I am. And I did :D
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Re: Alea jacta est - not.

Post by ShrubMiK » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:15 pm

I think Suetonius doesn't say anything abouti t being in Greek...so take your pick!

Of course, if we're being really pedantic, it's quite likely he never said it at all...

And if we are being really really pedantic, wouldn't it have been wirtten with an i not a j? ;)

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