Friday, August 31, 2007
Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) (65 BCE-8 BCE)
Few cross the river of time and are able to reach non-being. Most of them run up and down only on this side of the river. But those who when they know the law follow the path of the law, they shall reach the other shore and go beyond the realm of death.
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Quintus Horatius Flaccus, known in the English world as Horace (65 - 8 B.C.), leading lyric poet in Latin. Horace was the son of a freedman, but himself born free. His father spent considerable amounts of money on Horace's education, including sending him to Athens for the study of Greek and philosophy. Horace came to the attention of Maecenas, friend and confidant of Augustus. His works include: Odes, Epodes, Satires, and Letters. [This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License and uses material adapted in whole or in part from the Wikipedia article on Horace.]
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