Alledged sexual connotations to veni vidi vici

By Charioce, in 'Latin to English Translation', Jul 15, 2019.

  1. Charioce New Member

    A lot of websites say that the phrase "Veni, Vidi, and Vici" in total has a sexual connotation; is that true?
    If so is there a slight variation/translation for it that would make it have a serious or masculine connotation?
  2. Issacus Divus Well-Known Member

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    Gæmleflodland

    What websites? I've never heard of such connotations regarding Veni, Vidi, Vici.
  3. Hemo Rusticus Tom Bombadillo

    • Civis Illustris
    No, that's not right. Latin (active) verbs don't consider the speaker's sex (& this is to ignore the so-called 'deponent verbs). Those forms would be the same regardless of who said them (if that's what you mean).
    Terry S. likes this.
  4. Charioce New Member

    A lot of people are saying that it means a guy "came" as in went to a public place, "saw" noticed a female that he finds attractive, and "conquered" as in he seduced her and took her home for the night.

    Various translation websites that offer scenarios in addition to definition as well as Urban dictionary
  5. Issacus Divus Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gæmleflodland
    Julius Caesar used the phrase in a letter to the Roman Senate around 47 BC after he had achieved a quick victory in his short war against Pharnaces II of Pontus at the Battle of Zela.

    The phrase (originally) has nothing to do with anything sexual.
  6. Gregorius Textor Active Member

    Location:
    Ohio, midwestern U.S.A.
    Filthy minds can and frequently do find a sexual reference in almost any text (and not only texts but virtually any mode of expression), regardless of how it was originally meant. Listen to Issacus and pay no attention to the perverts.
  7. Dantius Homo Sapiens

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    in orbe lacteo
    I'm sure at least one person has used it in that sense between 47 BC and 2019 AD. Not the original meaning at all, though.
  8. LCF a.k.a. Lucifer

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Apud Inferos

    yes

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