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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.

„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.

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„Fortune is given to brave men.“

—  Ennius

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

„The idle mind knows not what it wants.“

—  Ennius

As quoted by Aulus Gellius in Noctes Atticae (Attic Nights), Book XIX, Chapter X
Iphigenia
Originál: (la) Otioso in otio animus nescit quid velit.

„A sure friend is known in unsure times.“

—  Ennius

As quoted by Cicero in De Amicitia, Chapter XVII
Originál: (la) Amicus certus in re incerta cernitur.

„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.

„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 one regards what is before his feet; we all gaze at the stars.“

—  Ennius

As quoted by Cicero in De Divinatione, Book II, Chapter XIII
Iphigenia
Originál: (la) Quod est ante pedes nemo spectat, caeli scrutantur plagas.

„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.

„Whom none could overcome with iron or gold.“

—  Ennius

As quoted by Cicero in De Re Publica, Book III, Chapter IV
Iron is a metonym for sword/warfare, and gold for money/bribery.
Originál: (la) Quem nemo ferro potuit superare nec auro.

„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!

„Let no one pay me honor with tears, nor celebrate my funeral rites with weeping. Why? I fly, living, through the mouths of men.“

—  Ennius

As quoted by Cicero in Tusculanae Disputationes, Book I, chapter XV, section 34
Originál: (la) Nemo me lacrumis decoret neque funera fletu
faxit. Cur? volito vivos per ora virum.

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

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