Odes

Horace

Horace, creator; Conington, John, 1825-1869, editor

  • Life, by whose healthful power increased
  • The glorious name of Latium spread
  • To where the sun illumes the east
  • From where he seeks his western bed.
  • While Caesar rules, no civil strife
  • Shall break our rest, nor violence rude,
  • Nor rage, that whets the slaughtering knife
  • And plunges wretched towns in feud.
  • The sons of Danube shall not scorn
  • The Julian edicts; no, nor they
  • By Tanais' distant river horn,
  • Nor Persia, Scythia, or Cathay.