Dulce et Decorum Est

Can we glorify death? The Roman poet, Horace, did. Celebrating stouthearted soldiers in his Odes (III.2), he wrote, “Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori—Sweet and fitting it is to die for the fatherland.” His poem captured the hearts of many Romans and even the hearts of our own countrymen. Arlington National Cemetery incorporates Horace’s [...]

Publication Date: 2019-01-09 07:00:06
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