Salute’em in Your Letter

The fixed accusative phrase (Ryan) salūtem (tibi) appears at the beginning of Latin letters. The sense of dīcit is implied.

  • Seneca Luciliō suō salūtem: Dear Lucilius, (Seneca gives greeting to his dear Lucilius.)
  • Caesar Pompeiō magnō suō salūtem: Dear Pompey Magnus,

The Essential AG: 397dn2

4 comments on “Salute’em in Your Letter

  1. CharlieJ says:

    Just for reference, it might be nice to include some variations:

    salutem plurimam (or multam) dicit = says “much salus,” sends many greetings
    S.P.D. = salutem plurimam dicit
    S.D. = salutem dicit
    S. = salutem

  2. rsmease says:

    Awesome! Many thanks.

  3. Stella says:

    Ceasar or Caesar?

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