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Hic manebimus optime

Submitted by Maryanchy on Mon, 03/12/2018 - 18:26

Meanings of "Hic manebimus optime"

English

When the Gauls invaded Rome in 390 BCE, the Senate met to discuss whether or not to abandon the city and flee to the relative safety of nearby Veii. According to the Roman historian Livy, a centurion named Marcus Furius Camillus stood to address the Senate and exclaimed, "hic manebimus optime!"—or "here we will stay, most excellently!" His words soon came to be used figuratively of anyone’s unfaltering and dedicated intention to remain in place despite adverse circumstances.

Explained by Maryanchy on Mon, 03/12/2018 - 18:26
Explained by Maryanchy