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Reading at Random in Classical Literature

Horace, Odes 4.9.25-6

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vixere fortes ante Agamemnona
multi.

Before Agamemnon there lived many brave men. 

But, Horace goes on to say, they are no longer remembered because they were not celebrated in poetry. Agamemnon was lucky to have Homer memorialize him.

Written by aleatorclassicus

April 18, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Posted in Horace

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