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All roads lead to Rome

All roads lead to Rome is a proverb derived from the Latin expression Mille viae ducunt homines per saecula Romam, A thousand roads will always lead people to Rome. The term refers to glorious period of the Roman Empire, when the 29 public access...

Doctor honoris causa

Doctor honoris causa is a Latin epression translated: For the sake of the honour. It is an honorary title granted to eminent persons by a university, an institution of higher education or an organization that groups both of them. This title is...

Et in Arcadia ego

Et in Arcadia ego is a famous Latin phrase that appears as the title of two paintings by the French Nicolas Poussin, 1594-1665. These paintings are depicting idealized shepherds from classical antiquity, clustering around an austere tomb. The most...

Verba volant, scripta manent

Words fly away, writings remain: latin expresion addressed by Caio Titus to the Roman Senate, in a speech. This expresion is uded every time we want to have the proof of said words, nogociated aspects in a conversation or understanding.

Veni, vidi, vici

I came, I saw, I conqured: latin expresion addressed by Julius Caesar to the Roman Senate for describing his battle and victory against King Pharnaces II, king of Pontus and son of great Mithridates VI, known as an important enemy of the Roman...

Vox populi, Vox Dei

Voice of the people, voice of God: Latin expresion used to underline the fact that the majority decides when a decison needs to be taken.

Ad Kalendas Graecas

The phrase means "never" and is similar to phrases like "when pigs fly". The Kalendas, also written Calends were specific days of the Roman calendar, from the beginning of the month when the debts were paid. Since Greek Kalends never occur, when...


A moroi is a type of vampire or ghost in Romanian folklore. A female moroi is called a moroaica (pl. moroaice). In some versions, a moroi is a phantom of a dead person which leaves the grave to draw energy from the living. Moroi are often...


Solomonarii are very important characters of the Romanian mythology, seen like a caste or congregation of wizards which special abilities. Their origin is often linked by many folklorists with that of the ancient Dacian priests. The name...


The dragon is a legendary creature with serpentine or otherwise reptilian shapes that appears in the myths of many cultures. The two most familiar interpretations of dragons are European dragons, derived from various European folk traditions, and...


Absinthe is distilled beverage with a high concentration of alcohol (45%-74%). It is spirit derived from herbs, including the flowers and leaves of the herb Artemisia absinthium, commonly referred to as "grande wormwood". Absinthe traditionally...

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