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Euro 2012 history lessons: Steven Gerrard quotes Caesar, Horace and ‘Del Boy’ Trotter

ENGLAND play Italy tonight at Europ 2012. The Sun says that England’s “lion-hearted”captain Steve Gerrard has adopted the habits of “Rome’s Julius Caesar — whose motto was: ‘Seize the day.'”

Carpe diem is a phrase from a Latin poem by Horace:

“Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero.”

This translates to:

“Seize the Day, putting as little trust as possible in the future”

Or:

“Pluck the day, trusting as little as possible in the future.”

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Posted: 24th, June 2012 | In: Sports | Comment