[Ads-l] Letter to the editor of the NYT Online:

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jul 18 08:19:06 UTC 2017

A little browsing has convinced me that you are correct, sir. E.g.

Biotechnologie, Ethik und Recht Im Wissenschaftlichen Zeitalter, erster Tom
- Page 62 https://books.google.com/books?isbn=3515054847
Tom Campbell et al., eds. - 1991 - ‎Preview
Auch hier gilt die alte Wahrheit: „_divide et vinces_" (*modern und
politisch* formuliert, „_divide et impera_").

[Si vim facere conabimini prohibebo.]

On Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 1:55 AM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:

> I see references to J.C.'s <divide et vinces>: an imperative + future:
> "Divide! and you will conquer." More like a suggestion than an upper-case
> command. Managed to subdue them Gauls, but jest could't drain that swamp
> back in Latium.
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