Latin Literature

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Author: J.W. Mackail
Language: Latin
Wordcount: 90,848 / 276 pg
LoC Category: P
Downloads: 2,397
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Genre: Language
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erse, he who first brought down from lovely Helicon a garland of evergreen leaf to sound and shine throughout the nations of Italy," was no less than due from a poet who owed so much to Ennius in manner and versification.

It is not known when the Annales were lost; there are doubtful indications of their existence in the earlier Middle Ages. The extant fragments, though they amount only to a few hundred lines, are sufficient to give a clear idea of the poet's style and versification, and of the remarkable breadth and sagacity which made the poem a storehouse of civil wisdom for the more cultured members of the ruling classes at Rome, no less than a treasury of rhythm and phrase for the poets. In the famous single lines like--

Non cauponantes bellum sed belligerantes,

or--

Quem nemo ferro potuit superare me auro,

or--

Ille vir haud magna cum re sed plenu' fidei,

or the great--

Moribus antiquis res stat Romana virisq

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