• Vae Victis

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    An illustration by the French artist Paul Lehugeur for “Histoire de France en cent tableaux”, Paris, 1886. There is the Gaul chieftain Brennus weighing the Roman ransom money in 387 BC. According to Livy, during a dispute over the weights used to measure the gold, Brennus threw his sword onto the scales and uttered the famous words "Vae victis!", which translates to "woe to the conquered!"
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