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Re: Salute saying

Posted by Bruce Kahl on July 14, 2004

In Reply to: Salute saying posted by Capeci on July 14, 2004

: Where does the saying going something like "Those who are about to die salute you" come from?

From beautiful, downtown Rome, IT around 75BC or so.
Spoken by gladiators as they entered an arena.
"Ave Caesar.." Whoops, cant do that.
Err..."Hail Caesar, Those who are about to die salute you".