Quintus Ennius citáty
Datum narození: 16. červenec 239 př. n. l.
Datum úmrtí: 8. říjen 169 př. n. l.
Quintus Ennius byl římský epický a tragický básník, jenž je považován za otce římské literatury.
Citáty Quintus Ennius
As quoted by Festus, in De verborum significatione (Loeb translation)
„Neither you nor any man alive shall do this unpunished: no, you shall give recompense to me with your life-blood.“
As quoted by Macrobius in Saturnalia; Book VI, Chapter I Compare: Tu tamen interea calido mihi sanguine poenas persolves amborum, Virgil, Aeneid, Book IX, line 422
„Let no one pay me honor with tears, nor celebrate my funeral rites with weeping. Why? I fly, living, through the mouths of men.“
As quoted by Cicero in Tusculanae Disputationes, Book I, chapter XV, section 34
„Who kindly sets a wand'rer on his way
Does e'en as if he lit another's lamp by his:
No less shines his, when he his friend's hath lit.“
As quoted by Cicero in De Officiis, Book I, Chapter XVI - translation by Walter Miller
„As a strong horse that has often won on the last lap at Olympia is now resting, tired out by old age.“
As quoted by Cicero in De Senectute, Chapter V (tr. K. Volk)
„where the Gauls stealthily, at the time of night when sleep falls on men, attacked the high citadel and of a sudden stained with blood walls and watchers.“
As quoted by Macrobius in Saturnalia, Book I, Chapter IV (tr. J. Elliott)
As quoted by Varro in De Lingua Latina, Book V
„Your minds that once did stand erect and strong,
What madness swerves them from their wonted course?“
As quoted by Cicero in De Senectute, Chapter VI (Loeb translation)