si fueris Romae, Romano vivito more; si fueris alibi, vivito sicut ibi

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Etymology[edit]

A Latin phrase meaning literally "if you are in Rome, live in the Roman way; if you are elsewhere, live as they do there" or "if in Rome, live in the Roman manner; if you are elsewhere, live as they do elsewhere". A version of the advice given to St Ambrose, quoted by Jeremy Taylor, Ductor Dubitantium (1660).

Phrase[edit]

si fueris Rōmae, Rōmānō vīvitō mōre; si fueris alibī, vīvitō sicut ibi

  1. when in Rome, when in Rome do as the Romans do