Carthago delenda est

Submitted by Maryanchy on Mon, 03/12/2018 - 15:58

Idiomatic translations of "Carthago delenda est"

Karthago ist zu zerstören
Ceterum autem censeo Carthaginem esse delendam

Meanings of "Carthago delenda est"


At the height of the Punic Wars, fought between Rome and Carthage from 264-146 BCE, a Roman statesman named Cato the Elder had a habit of ending all of his speeches to the Senate with the motto "Carthago delenda est," or "Carthage must be destroyed." His words quickly became a popular and rousing motto in Ancient Rome, and nowadays can be used figuratively to express absolute support for an idea or course of action.

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