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THE ODES AND CARMEN SAECULARE OF HORACE

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MARTIIS COELEBS.


The first of March! a man unwed!

What can these flowers, this censer

Or what these embers, glowing red

On sods of green?

You ask, in either language skill'd!

A feast I vow'd to Bacchus free,

A white he-goat, when all but kill'd

By falling tree.

So, when that holyday comes round,

It sees me still the rosin clear

From this my wine-jar, first embrown'd

In Tullus' year.

Come, crush one hundred cups for life

Preserved, Maecenas; keep till day

The candles lit; let noise and strife

Be far away.

Lay down that load of state-concern;

The Dacian hosts are all o'erthrown;

The Mede, that sought our overturn,

Now seeks his own;

A
servant now, our ancient foe, The Spaniard, wears at last our chain;

The Scythian half unbends his bow

And quits the plain.

Then fret not lest the state should ail;

A private man such thoughts may spare;

Enjoy
the present hour's regale, And banish care.



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The City of Rome was traditionally founded in 753 B.C. by our calendar. The Romans measured their calendar from the foundation of the City, or "Anno urbis conditae". By their calendar, today is Anno Urbis ("The Year of the City") 2768.

Roman Coliseum

The Roman Empire at its greatest extent comprised most of western Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. Larger than even most modern nations, the empire was held together by a network of roads, a common language, and most of all a culture which still today exerts a powerful influence on our society and institutions, over 1600 years after the fall of Rome. No other empire or civilization has had such a lasting and significant impact on the modern world.

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