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
„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)
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)
As quoted by Priscianus in Ars Prisciani, Book VI
As quoted by Aulus Gellius in Noctes Atticae (Attic Nights), Book XIX, Chapter X
„Not chaffering war but waging war, not with gold but with iron—thus let us of both sides make trial for our lives“
As quoted by Cicero in De Officiis, Book I, Chapter XII
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