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Acta est fabula. (Latin statement)
Translation: "The drama has been acted out" or "The play is over."
Acta est fabula was used at the close of a dramatic performance in the ancient Roman theater.
Acta est fabula are said to be the dying words of Emperor Caesar Augustus.
The maxim, Acta est fabula may be appropriately spoken whenever a life or an unfolding event comes to an unhappy end or is simply concluded.
This entry is located in the following units: ag-, agen-, act-, agi-, agit- (page 1) Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases, and Words: Group A (page 6)