SAT II Latin : Using perfect tense in Latin

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Using Perfect Tense In Latin

Please choose the correct answer below

Which phrase is Julius Caesar reported to have said when crossing the Rubicon river with his army?

Possible Answers:

Veni, vidi, vici. 

Arma virumque cano!

Alea iacta est!

Quidquid id est, timeo Danaos et dona ferentis. 

Et tu, Brute?

Correct answer:

Alea iacta est!


Julius Caesar when crossing the Rubicon, reportedly said, "Alea iacta est," which means "the die has been cast."

Both "Quidquid id est, timeo Danaos et dona ferentis." and "Arma virumque cano!" are from the Aeneid by Virgil.

The remaining two quotes are also Julius Caesar, "Veni, vidi, vici." was what he said about his military campaigns in England, and "Et tu, Brute?" was what he said when he laid dying in the Senate, stabbed by the senators.

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