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Quintus Ennius

Datum narození: 16. červenec 239 př. n. l.
Datum úmrtí: 8. říjen 169 př. n. l.

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Quintus Ennius byl římský epický a tragický básník, jenž je považován za otce římské literatury.

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Citáty Quintus Ennius

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

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

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

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

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„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.“

—  Ennius
Homo qui erranti comiter monstrat viam, Quasi lumen de suo lumine accendat facit; Nihilo minus ipsi lucet, cum illi accenderit. As quoted by Cicero in De Officiis, Book I, Chapter XVI - translation by Walter Miller

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

—  Ennius
Nec pol homo quisquam faciet inpune animatus hoc nec tu; nam mi calido dabis sanguine poenas. 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

„There is no fellowship inviolate,
no faith is kept, when kingship is concerned.“

—  Ennius
Nulla sancta societas Nec fides regni est. As quoted by Cicero in De Officiis Book I, Chapter VIII - translation by Walter Miller Variant translation: To kingship belongs neither sacred fellowship nor faith.

„All mortals desire themselves to be praised.“

—  Ennius
Omnes mortales sese laudarier optant. As quoted by Augustine of Hippo in De Trinitate, Book XIII, Chapter III

„Open your eyelids, will you all, and let your brains leave sleep behind.“

—  Ennius
Pandite sultis genas et corde relinquite somnum. As quoted by Festus, in De verborum significatione (Loeb translation)

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

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