Monday, January 25, 2016

Latin Quotes Worth Knowing: Gladiator in arena consilium capit - The Gladiator makes his plan in the Arena

This is a delightful quote, embodying both key vocabulary and a crucially important lesson on life.

Gladiator in arena consilium capit.
The Gladiator makes (his) plan in the Arena. 
(Seneca, Epistolae 22.1)

The point being, making a plan in the arena is too late! One needs to plan ahead in order to succeed.

Nota Bene, the Latin idiom to "take" (capere) a plan (consilium) rather than the English idiom "to make a plan." 


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