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Quintus Ennius

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

„The ape, vilest of beasts, how like to us!“

—  Ennius

As quoted by Cicero in De Natura Deorum, Book I, Chapter XXXV
Variant translation: How like us is that ugly brute, the ape!
Originál: (la) Simia quam similis turpissima bestia nobis!

„Neither you nor any man alive shall do this unpunished: no, you shall give recompense to me with your life-blood.“

—  Ennius

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
Originál: (la) Nec pol homo quisquam faciet inpune animatus
hoc nec tu; nam mi calido dabis sanguine poenas.

„He who has conquered is not conqueror
Unless the conquered one confesses it.“

—  Ennius

As quoted by Marcus Servius Honoratus in In Vergilii carmina comentarii (Commentaries on the poems of Virgil), Book XI https://web.archive.org/web/20141219124307/http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.02.0053%3Abook%3D11%3Acommline%3D306
Originál: (la) Qui vincit non est victor nisi victus fatetur.

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„Your minds that once did stand erect and strong,
What madness swerves them from their wonted course?“

—  Ennius

As quoted by Cicero in De Senectute, Chapter VI (Loeb translation)
Originál: (la) Quo vobis mentes, rectae quae stare solebant
Antehac, dementis sese flexere viai?

„No sooner said than done—so acts your man of worth.“

—  Ennius

As quoted by Priscianus in Ars Prisciani, Book VI
Originál: (la) Dictum factumque facit frux.

„The mind wanders unsure, except in that life is lived.“

—  Ennius

As quoted by Aulus Gellius in Noctes Atticae (Attic Nights), Book XIX, Chapter X
Iphigenia
Originál: (la) Incerte errat animus; praeterpropter vitam vivitur.

„Whom they fear, they hate. And whom one hates, one hopes to see him dead.“

—  Ennius

As quoted by Cicero in De Officiis, Book II, Chapter 23
Originál: (la) Quem metuunt oderunt; quem quisque odit, perisse expetit.

„One man, by delaying, restored the state to us.
He valued safety more than mob's applause;
Hence now his glory more resplendent grows.“

—  Ennius

Of Fabius Maximus Cunctator, as quoted by Cicero in De Senectute, Chapter IV (Loeb translation)
Originál: (la) Unus homo nobis cunctando restituit rem.
Noenum rumores ponebat ante salutem;
Ergo plusque magisque viri nunc gloria claret.

„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.“

—  Ennius

As quoted by Macrobius in Saturnalia, Book I, Chapter IV (tr. J. Elliott)
Originál: (la) Qua Galli furtim noctu summa arcis adorti
moenia concubia vigilesque repente cruentant.

„As a strong horse that has often won on the last lap at Olympia is now resting, tired out by old age.“

—  Ennius

As quoted by Cicero in De Senectute, Chapter V (tr. K. Volk)
Originál: (la) Sicut fortis equus, spatio qui saepe supremo
Vicit Olympia, nunc senio confectus quiescit.

„And earth who herself bestowed the body takes it back and wastes not a whit.“

—  Ennius

As quoted by Varro in De Lingua Latina, Book V
Originál: (la) Terram corpus quae dederit, ipsam
capere neque dispendi facere hilum.

„Not chaffering war but waging war, not with gold but with iron—thus let us of both sides make trial for our lives“

—  Ennius

As quoted by Cicero in De Officiis, Book I, Chapter XII
Originál: (la) Nec cauponantes bellum sed belligerantes;
Ferro non auro vitam cernamus utrique.

„Fortune is given to brave men.“

—  Ennius

As quoted by Macrobius in Saturnalia, Book VI, Chapter I
Originál: (la) Fortibus est fortuna viris data.

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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