Latin Expression # 32 – Omnia Vincit Amor: Love in ancient Rome

"Omnia vincit amor", or "Amor vincit omnia" as it is sometimes written, is one of history's most famous romantic expressions. It is also one of the most frequently used Latin phrases today. In this article, you will learn more about this quote from Virgil's pastoral poem and the man who uttered it. You will read about Roman love, about duties, despairs, longings, and love-sickness.

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Latin Proverb # 31 – Iacta Alea Est

"Iacta alea est" is one of history's most famous quotes. It is also an old Latin expression, a battle cry and an ancient proverb. In this article you will learn more about this saying from Suetonius' biography of Julius Caesar and how to use the expression. You will get to know its origin, the situation in which it was used - if it was ever used at all - learn more about the Civil War between Caesar and Pompey, find out about Roman dice and maybe find the Rubicon. 

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Latin Proverb # 30 – Invita Minerva

Have you ever done something against Minerva's will or "Invita Minerva" as Cicero would have put it? This Latin expression is about going against a goddess. Learn more about how Cicero used this expression, about a tip from Horace, about this expression, its meaning and even its use in more recent days. 

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Latin Proverb # 29 – Stilum vertere

What does stilum vertere mean? This Latin expression is about erasing and correcting. Learn more about the expression, its meaning and Horace's notion about the importance for a poet to follow the instructions of the expression. 

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Latin Proverb # 28 – Mihi aqua haeret

What does mihi aqua haeret mean? This Latin expression is about having your water stop… Learn about Cicero and his letter to his brother, the proverb and its meaning and a little something about water clocks. 

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Latin Proverb # 27 – Nemo saltat sobrius

What does nemo saltat sobrius mean? This Latin proverb, one of the most famous lines in history, is about dancing. Or rather it is a proverb about drunkenness, dancing and sobriety. Learn more about the line uttered by Cicero, its real meaning and some curiosities about it. 

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Latin Proverb # 26 – Arcem facere e cloaca

What does arcem e cloaca mean? This Latin proverb is about overreacting (and about building fortresses). Learn more about the proverb, its meaning, how to use it and some curiosities about it. 

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Latin Proverb # 25 – Ne mittatis margaritas vestras ante porcos

This Latin proverb comes from the Bible and is all about not wasting good stuff on people who do not appreciate it. And it contains pigs! Learn more about the pigs, the proverb, its meaning, how to use it and some curiosities about it. 

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Latin Proverb # 24 – Cygnea Cantio

What does cygnea cantio mean? This Latin proverb is about dying, about final gestures and about swans' singing. Learn more about the proverb, its meaning, how to use it and some relevant curiosities about it. 

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Latin Proverb # 23 – Auribus teneo lupum

What does Auribus teneo lupum mean? This Latin proverb is about holding a wolf by the ears (and it's not to be recommended!). Learn more about the proverb, its meaning, how to use it and some curiosities about it. 

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