Want to impress your friends with your erudite ways? Eager to utter completely vicious phrases that people will have to look up later? Looking for a more educated way to talk trash online? Then you, my friend, need to brush up on your Latin. The phrases below are all worth committing to memory if for no other reason than that quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur. He conquers who conquers himself.
This page lists English translations of notable Latin phrases, such as veni vidi vici and et cetera. Some of the phrases are themselves translations of Greek phrases , as Greek rhetoric and literature reached its peak centuries before the rise of ancient Rome. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This list covers the letter A.