1853 Lays of Ancient Rome Macaulay ROMAN

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1853 Lays of Ancient Rome Macaulay ROMAN Poetry Horatius Punic Wars Huguenots

“Then out spake brave Horatius,The Captain of the Gate:"To every man upon this earthDeath cometh soon or late.And how can man die betterThan facing fearful odds,For the ashes of his fathers,And the temples of his gods?"– Macaulay, Lays, ‘Horatius’

“Lays of Ancient Rome” by Thomas B Macaulay is a series of popular poems and heroic events in Roman history, the most famous of them being ‘Horatius’. The Roman ballads include a brief introduction, in which Macaulay sought to write poems that resembled poetry that might have been spoken in ancient Rome. The stories include:

‘Battle of Lake Regillus’
‘Tragedy of Virginia’
‘Prophecy of Capys’
‘Ivry, Song of the Huguenots’
‘Armada: A Fragment’

MACAULAY, Thomas Babington

Lays of ancient Rome

Philadephia : E.H. Butler & Co., 1853.


Collation complete with all pages: 222p

Binding: Leather; tight and secure

Language: English

Size: ~8.5in X 7in (21cm x 18cm)

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