When in Rome, live as the Romans do: when elsewhere, live as they live elsewhere


I am the Roman Emperor, and am above grammar. Attributed to: Sigismund (1368–1437), German-born emperor. Responding to criticism of his Latin. Once at supper, reflecting that he had done nothing for any that day, he broke out into that memorable and justly admired saying, "My friends, I have lost a day!'' Suetonius (70?–130?), Roman historian and biographer. Refering to the Emperor Titus (ruled 79-81). Lives of the Caesars "Titus" (121?). I came, I saw, I conquered. Julius Caesar (100? BC–44 BC), Roman general and statesman, 47 BC. Inscription used in Caesar's triumph of 48 BC to celebrate his victory over Pompey at Pharsalia, and referring to his characteristically swift and ruthless tactics. The die is cast. Attributed to: Julius Caesar (100? BC–44 BC), Roman general and statesman. Said on crossing the River Rubicon, in Northern Italy, at the start of the civil war against Pompey (49 BC). (49 BC).