Why Did Julius Caesar Say Veni Vidi Vici?
Around 47 BC, Julius Caesar had to march to Pontus with 20,000 men. This is because the king of Pontus, Pharnaces II was brewing troubles in several Roman provinces. Caesar defeated Pharnaces in the Battle of Zela. According to Appian, he wrote back a letter to the Roman Senate with the phrase ‘Veni, Vidi, Vici’, to convey a swift victory in a short battle.