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Saepe summa ingenia in occulto: Often the greatest minds lie hidden.

Theatrical masks on a Roman mosaic from the Capitoline Museums drive home Plautus's point.


Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes? :But who will guard the guards themselves?

This line from Juvenal works well with this image of soldiers from Hadrian's Column in Rome.


Son, come home with your shield or on it - Greek

This dying warrior, now in Munich, from the Temple of Aphaea at Aegina, Greece, falls with his shield in hand behind this line from Plutarch.


Timeo Danaos et dona ferentis: I fear Greeks (even) bearing gifts

The Trojan horse, as seen on this vase from the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, stands behind the quote from Vergil.


Veni, vidi, vici: I came, I saw, I conquered

Nicolas Coustou's statue of Caesar located in the Louvre Museum is in the background.


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