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Ennius, Annals 1.103

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Another fragmentary poet from the early days of Roman literature, and another much-quoted line. Donatus, for example, gives it as an example of what we would call alliteration, a feature for which Ennius’ work was particularly noted.

o Tite tute Tati tibi tanta, tyranne, tulisti!

O Titus Tatius, you tyrant, you yourself took upon yourself such troubles!

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November 22, 2010 at 12:00 PM

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