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Carthago delenda est

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

Idiomatic translations of "Carthago delenda est"

German
Karthago ist zu zerstören
Latin
Ceterum autem censeo Carthaginem esse delendam
Explanations:

Meanings of "Carthago delenda est"

English

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.

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