What is the Meaning & Definition of Veni, vidi, vici


Our language is influenced by many Latin phrases, words and phrases in other languages that with widespread use which had over time became own and this is precisely what has happened with many Latin phrases, which are used with a pronunciation and meaning similar or equal to the original. Remember that until the age of enlightenment, 18th, latin language took the lead in Europe in the field of dissemination of science and culture.
Meanwhile, with the Latin locution that occupies us, Veni, vidi, vici, have to go back quite backward in time, more precisely in 47 B.C. when the military and politician Roman Julio Cesar popularized it at the behest of a demonstration that took place facing one of the most important political institutions of those corresponding to the late Roman Republic years as it was the Roman Senate , and through which wanted to express the following: I came, saw and conquered.
The cause that triggered the sentence was nothing more and nothing less than the euphoria after defeating the powerful Pharnaces II of Pontus, son of the King of this Kingdom, Mithridates VI.
Before it occurred the battle of Zela where Caesar and his army leave victorious, Pharnaces II, had beaten the Romans and was certainly hard punishment and humiliation to the soldiers. But Julio Cesar would take revenge being very quick and forceful in the victory, won in just five days, and also with her knew how to end forever with the threat of the pontics in the region of Asia minor.
We must not ignore the need of Caesar's reproach to the senators, especially to the faction more conservative headed by Pompeyo Magno and with which Julio Cesar maintained a strong dispute, this victory so impressive and effective. After this civil confrontation between both leaders, Julio Cesar, who would emerge victorious, managed the sum of public power in Rome.
As a result of the above phrase is often used in colloquial use to refer to those issues which go well, successful in a very short time.
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