Horatius


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Horatius

(Horatius Cocles) (hōrā`shəs, hə–), legendary Roman hero. With two companions he held Lars Porsena's Etruscan army at bay while the Romans cut down the Sublician Bridge (connecting Rome with the road westward) behind them. Horatius swam the Tiber River to safety and received as much land as he could plow around in a day. Horatius is the subject of the most popular poem in Macaulay's Lays of Ancient Rome (1842).

Horatius

holds off Etruscan forces while Romans burn bridge. [Rom. Hist.: Livy]
See: Bravery
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Horatius predicts that the continued poor governance of Tarquin will 'Beget a weake unable impotence' (474) as the allies and dominions of Rome rise up in rebellion against the crown.
give a cursory survey of the life, career and works of Quintus Horatius Flaccus
It is right and just that Addison's Cato should inspire such reverence in Macaulay, whose Lays of Ancient Rome honor Roman political virtue at its noblest peak, as in the poem eulogizing Horatius and his comrades at the bridge holding off the enemy onslaught: "Then none was for a party; / Then all were for the state; / Then the great man helped the poor, / And the poor man loved the great.
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A similar Cervantine twist to that seen in Don Silvestres remark exists here; for Don Quijote compares Cortes's deed to those of four classical heroes who challenge danger or even death in order to achieve their goal: Horatius Codes defended a Roman bridge, throwing himself into the river, an action resulting in death in some versions; Caius Macius Cordus Scaevola thrust his hand into fire rather than declare himself loyal to an enemy king; Curtius threw himself and his mount into a large pit to confirm his valor; and Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon into battle against the Senate's prohibition (Lopez Ferez 129).
Culturally and theologically they represented the piety of Thomas Chalmers, Horatius Bonar and Alexander Whyte, a warm conservatism challenged by the onslaught of so-called higher criticism of the biblical text.
Four past winners also made the cut this yearElmer Nocheseda (second), Caesar Horatius Mosquera (third), Lolita Lacuesta and Ruby Carino (both honorable mention).
And next came brave Horatius, Who had held a bridge alone; An act carried out a thousand times, By the Greek Gods' favourite son.
I have seen some awesome ones, some horrible ones who became more loyal than the king, a few that were manipulative and others who protected their boss from the great unwashed with more vigor and zeal than Horatius at the bridge.
and I proceeded to read for two hours from various translations I had made over the years of the Odes and Songs of Quintus Horatius Flaccus, whom I identified carefully as the Roman poet Horace.
To combine an old phrase with a new, I shall be Horatius at the bridge and they shall not pass.
He also has a liking for the epic poem of bravery about how Roman officer Horatius famously held the bridge.