"where he may have learnt Latin - Ovid, Virgil and Horace"

Publius Ovidus Naso, or OVID (43BC-17AD), was a Roman poet whose work is considered to be on a par with that of Virgil and Horace. Among his best known works are the Metamorphoses and Ars Amatoria.

Publius Vergilius Maro, or VIRGIL (70BC-19AD), was an important Roman poet best known for the epic poem the Aeneid.

Quintus Horatius Flaccus, or HORACE (65 BC-8BC), was a Roman lyric poet during the reign of the Emperor Augustus.

Amongst his best known works are the Sermones (Satires) and the Ars Poetica.

Horace coined the phrase, 'Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori' ('It is sweet and fitting to die for one's country') which is used to such striking effect in Wilfred Owen's poem whose title is the first part of the quotation.  


Extract from 'Dulce et Decorum Est' by Wilfred Owen:

My friend, you would not tell with such high zest 

To children ardent for some desperate glory, 

The old Lie; Dulce et Decorum est 

Pro patria mori.

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